Evolution of the Dawson caribou (Rangifer tarandus dawsoni)

@article{Byun2002EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the Dawson caribou (Rangifer tarandus dawsoni)},
  author={S. A. Byun and B. Koop and T. Reimchen},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Zoology},
  year={2002},
  volume={80},
  pages={956-960}
}
  • S. A. Byun, B. Koop, T. Reimchen
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology
  • The Dawson caribou (Rangifer tarandus dawsoni) was a rare subspecies of caribou that inhabited Haida Gwaii, an archipelago located 80 km off the west coast of Canada. It became extinct during the early part of the 20th century and to this day all that remains of Dawson caribou are several pelts, skulls, and antlers. With the exception of a physical description based on these remains, not much is known about the taxonomy of this subspecies of caribou. Using molecular and ancient-DNA techniques… CONTINUE READING
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