Morphological and genetic identi fi cation and isotopic study of the hair of a cave lion ( Panthera spelaea Goldfuss , 1810 ) from the Malyi Anyui River ( Chukotka , Russia )

We present the first detailed analyses of the preserved hair of a cave lion (Panthera spelaea Goldfuss, 1810). The hair was found in association with a skeleton that was recovered recently from perennially frozen Pleistocene sediments in the lower reaches of the Malyi Anyui River (Chukotka, Russia). We extract mitochondrial DNA from the hair to confirm its… (More)