Genome-wide Evidence Reveals that African and Eurasian Golden Jackals Are Distinct Species

@article{Koepfli2015GenomewideER,
  title={Genome-wide Evidence Reveals that African and Eurasian Golden Jackals Are Distinct Species},
  author={K. Koepfli and J. Pollinger and R. Godinho and Jacqueline A. Robinson and A. Lea and Sarah A Hendricks and R. Schweizer and O. Thalmann and Pedro Silva and Z. Fan and A. Yurchenko and P. Dobrynin and A. Makunin and J. Cahill and B. Shapiro and F. {\'A}lvares and J. C. Brito and E. Geffen and J. Leonard and K. Helgen and W. Johnson and S. O'Brien and B. Valkenburgh and R. Wayne},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={2158-2165}
}
The golden jackal of Africa (Canis aureus) has long been considered a conspecific of jackals distributed throughout Eurasia, with the nearest source populations in the Middle East. However, two recent reports found that mitochondrial haplotypes of some African golden jackals aligned more closely to gray wolves (Canis lupus), which is surprising given the absence of gray wolves in Africa and the phenotypic divergence between the two species. Moreover, these results imply the existence of a… Expand
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