Genetic Structure and Phylogeography of the Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) Inferred from Mitochondrial Genomes

  title={Genetic Structure and Phylogeography of the Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) Inferred from Mitochondrial Genomes},
  author={Riddhi P. Patel and Saskia Wutke and Dorina Lenz and Shomita Mukherjee and Uma Ramakrishnan and G{\'e}raldine Veron and J{\"o}rns Fickel and Andreas Wilting and Daniel W F{\"o}rster},
  journal={Journal Of Heredity},
The Leopard cat Prionailurus bengalensis is a habitat generalist that is widely distributed across Southeast Asia. Based on morphological traits, this species has been subdivided into 12 subspecies. Thus far, there have been few molecular studies investigating intraspecific variation, and those had been limited in geographic scope. For this reason, we aimed to study the genetic structure and evolutionary history of this species across its very large distribution range in Asia. We employed both… 

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