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Pleistocene Chinese cave hyenas and the recent Eurasian history of the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta
The living hyena species (spotted, brown, striped and aardwolf) are remnants of a formerly diverse group of more than 80 fossil species, which peaked in diversity in the Late Miocene (about 7–8 Ma).Expand
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Paleogenome Reveals Genetic Contribution of Extinct Giant Panda to Extant Populations
Historically, the giant panda was widely distributed from northern China to southwestern Asia [1]. As a result of range contraction and fragmentation, extant individuals are currently restricted toExpand
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Hyena paleogenomes reveal a complex evolutionary history of cross-continental gene flow between spotted and cave hyena
Westbury et al. reveal the genome-level evolutionary relationships between extinct cave and extant spotted hyena. The genus Crocuta (African spotted and Eurasian cave hyenas) includes several closelyExpand
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Ancient DNA from Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) of South-Western China Reveals Genetic Diversity Loss during the Holocene
The giant panda was widely distributed in China and south-eastern Asia during the middle to late Pleistocene, prior to its habitat becoming rapidly reduced in the Holocene. While conservationExpand
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Different maternal lineages revealed by ancient mitochondrial genome of Camelus bactrianus from China
Abstract Domestic Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) used to be one of the most important livestock species in Chinese history, as well as the major transport carrier on the ancient Silk Road.Expand