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Genetic diversity and introgression in the Scottish wildcat
It is argued that this is evidence that these cats do not have very recent domestic ancestry, but from the morphological data it is highly likely that this gene pool also contains a contribution from earlier introgression of domestic cat genes.
The Near Eastern Origin of Cat Domestication
A genetic assessment of 979 domestic cats and their wild progenitors revealed that cats were domesticated in the Near East, probably coincident with agricultural village development in the Fertile Crescent.
TAXONOMIC STATUS AND GEOGRAPHICAL CRANIAL VARIATION OF COMMON DOLPHINS (DELPHINUS) IN THE EASTERN NORTH ATLANTIC
The common dolphin in the eastern North Atlantic is regarded here as a large form of Delphinus delphis, based on skulls obtained from both stranded and bycaught individuals collected between 1901 and 2005.
A diagnosis for the Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris): a tool for conservation action for a critically‐endangered felid
A recent estimate suggests that the Scottish wildcat may be critically endangered. Nevertheless, there is still no uncontroversial method for diagnosing the Scottish wildcat. We analysed…
Reconstructing Mammalian Phylogenies: A Detailed Comparison of the Cytochrome b and Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit I Mitochondrial Genes
Comparison of the DNA sequences of 217 mammalian species reveals that cyt b more accurately reconstructs their phylogeny and known relationships between species based on other molecular and morphological analyses at Super Order, Order, Family and generic levels.
A revised taxonomy of the Felidae : The final report of the Cat Classification Task Force of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group
1. The current classification of the Felidae was reviewed by a panel of 22 experts divided into core, expert and review groups, which make up the Cat Classification Task Force CCTF of the IUCN Cat ...
Hybridization and the phylogenetic relationship between polecats and domestic ferrets in Britain
The taming of the cat
Findings suggest that cat domestication began in the Fertile Crescent, perhaps around 10,000 years ago, when agriculture was getting under way and cats started making themselves at home around people to take advantage of the mice and food scraps found in their settlements.
An analysis of the forces of fighting of the blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) and the bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) and the mechanical design of the horn of bovids
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The horns of the blackbuck and the bighorn sheep appear to be minimum weight structures given the variability of the forces acting on them and are unlikely to break in fighting given the forces calculated from the analyses of films.