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Genetic diversity and introgression in the Scottish wildcat
This paper describes a genetic analysis of wild‐living cats in Scotland. Samples from 230 wild‐living Scottish cats (including 13 museum skins) and 74 house cats from England and Scotland wereExpand
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TAXONOMIC STATUS AND GEOGRAPHICAL CRANIAL VARIATION OF COMMON DOLPHINS (DELPHINUS) IN THE EASTERN NORTH ATLANTIC
The common dolphin has a widespread distribution and is relatively abundant in the temperate to subtropical waters of the eastern North Atlantic. However, it is not known whether different species,Expand
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Reconstructing Mammalian Phylogenies: A Detailed Comparison of the Cytochrome b and Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit I Mitochondrial Genes
The phylogeny and taxonomy of mammalian species were originally based upon shared or derived morphological characteristics. However, genetic analyses have more recently played an increasinglyExpand
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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 analysedExpand
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The Natural History of the Wild Cats
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Hybridization and the phylogenetic relationship between polecats and domestic ferrets in Britain
Ferrets (Mustela furo) were domesticated from polecats (M. putorius, M. eversmannii) over 2000 years ago. Following their introduction to Britain, they escaped and hybridized with native EuropeanExpand
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Family Suidae (Pigs)
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The effects of captivity on the morphology of captive, domesticated and feral mammals
The effects of captivity on the behaviour of wild and domestic animals have been relatively well studied, but little has been published on morphological changes in wild animals in captivity. WeExpand
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The taming of the cat
Unlike other domesticated creatures, the house cat contributes little to human survival. Researchers have therefore wondered how and why cats came to live among people. Experts traditionally thoughtExpand
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Composite theory and the effect of water on the stiffness of horn keratin
Abstractα-keratin is a hydrogen-bond dominated composite material. The dry α-keratin (0% regain) of the horns of an oryx has a stiffness of 6.1 GPa. Water interacts only with the amorphous matrix ofExpand
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