Cryptic population structure in a large, mobile mammalian predator: the Scandinavian lynx

  title={Cryptic population structure in a large, mobile mammalian predator: the Scandinavian lynx},
  author={Eli Knispel Rueness and Per Erik Jorde and Linda Hellborg and Nils Chr. Stenseth and Hans Ellegren and Kjetill Sigurd Jakobsen},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is an example of a species that has gone through a severe bottleneck, leading to near extinction in Scandinavia around 1930 — a pattern shared with several other large carnivorous mammals. Here we extend previous genetic analyses of northern European lynx, confirming that lynx from the Scandinavian Peninsula represent a distinct clade differing clearly from European conspecifics. Furthermore, and despite a recent bottleneck and subsequent range expansion, we detect… 

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