Molecular Confirmation of the Origin and Invasive Status of West Indian Raccoons

@inproceedings{Helgen2008MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular Confirmation of the Origin and Invasive Status of West Indian Raccoons},
  author={Kristofer M. Helgen and Jes{\'u}s E. Maldonado and Don E. Wilson and Sandra D. Buckner},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract Raccoons occur on a number of islands in the Bahamas and the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies. Zooarcheological studies have long suggested that these animals are not native to the West Indies. Originally, Caribbean populations were described as endemic insular species Procyon maynardi (Bahamas), P. minor (Guadeloupe), and P. gloveralleni (Barbados), a classification that was recognized throughout much of the 20th century. More recently, studies of qualitative morphology and a review… 

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