A Mitochondrial Phylogeny of the Sand Cat (Felis margarita Loche, 1858)

  title={A Mitochondrial Phylogeny of the Sand Cat (Felis margarita Loche, 1858)},
  author={Jo Howard-McCombe and Laura Ann Banfield and Andrew C. Kitchener and Hadi Al Qahtani and Arshad Toosy and M. Al Qarqas and Mark Craig and Alexei V. Abramov and G. Veron and Jos{\'e} Carlos Brito and S. Azizi and Maria Ghazali and G{\'e}rard Breton and Alexander Sliwa and Klaus Kaltwasser and Axel Hochkirch and Helen V. Senn},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
The sand cat, Felis margarita Loche, 1858 , is a small desert cat with a fragmented distribution across the Sahara, Arabian Peninsula, and Central Asia. It is currently listed as Least Concern by the IUCN; however, its status in many countries is unknown. Sand cats are generally classified into four subspecies: F. m. margarita (North Africa and Sahara) , F. m. harrisoni (Arabia), F. m. thinobia (Central Asia), and F. m. scheffeli (Pakistan). The aim of this study was to determine the validity… 
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