New species of black-backed jackal indicated through mitochondrial DNA analysis

Cape jackal  (L) and East African black-backed jackal (R) The molecular revolution in biology has caused a great deal of turmoil in the taxonomy of Canids. Long-time readers know that full-genome comparisons have recently found that the red wolf and … Continue reading

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Qinling pandas and “red wolves” and the species problem

Hundreds of species concepts exist, and within these concepts there are great controversies. As long time readers know, I am very skeptical of the validity of the red and Eastern wolves as distinct species, and I am even more controversial … Continue reading

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