First record of the Sand Cat, Felis margarita Loche, 1858 (Mammalia: Carnivora, Felidae), from Iraq

@article{Mohammad2013FirstRO,
  title={First record of the Sand Cat, Felis margarita Loche, 1858 (Mammalia: Carnivora, Felidae), from Iraq},
  author={Mohammad K. Mohammad and Saman R. Lahony and Hayder M. Al-Rammahi},
  journal={Zoology in the Middle East},
  year={2013},
  volume={59},
  pages={358 - 359}
}

The Wild Mammals of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers Basin

  • O. F. Al-Sheikhly
  • Environmental Science
    Tigris and Euphrates Rivers: Their Environment from Headwaters to Mouth
  • 2021

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

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The results of the analysis suggest some degree of genetic differentiation between the African populations of F. m.

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