Large-scale and fine-grain population structure and genetic diversity of snow leopards (Panthera uncia Schreber, 1776) from the northern and western parts of the range with an emphasis on the Russian population

  title={Large-scale and fine-grain population structure and genetic diversity of snow leopards (Panthera uncia Schreber, 1776) from the northern and western parts of the range with an emphasis on the Russian population},
  author={Miroslav P. Korablev and Andrey D. Poyarkov and A. S. Karnaukhov and Elena Y. Zvychaynaya and Alexander N. Kuksin and S. V. Malykh and Sergey V. Istomov and Sergey V. Spitsyn and Dmitry Yu. Aleksandrov and Jose Antonio Hernandez-Blanco and Bariushaa Munkhtsog and Ochirjav Munkhtogtokh and N. I. Putintsev and Alexandr S. Vereshchagin and Atobek Becmurody and Shodi Afzunov and Viatcheslav V. Rozhnov},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  pages={397 - 410}
The snow leopard (Panthera uncia Schreber, 1776) population in Russia and Mongolia is situated at the northern edge of the range, where instability of ecological conditions and of prey availability may serve as prerequisites for demographic instability and, consequently, for reducing the genetic diversity. Moreover, this northern area of the species distribution is connected with the western and central parts by only a few small fragments of potential habitats in the Tian-Shan spurs in China… 
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