Origin and status of the Great Lakes wolf.

  title={Origin and status of the Great Lakes wolf.},
  author={Stephan Koblm{\"u}ller and Maria Nord and Robert K. Wayne and Jennifer A Leonard},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={18 11},
An extensive debate concerning the origin and taxonomic status of wolf-like canids in the North American Great Lakes region and the consequences for conservation politics regarding these enigmatic predators is ongoing. Using maternally, paternally and biparentally inherited molecular markers, we demonstrate that the Great Lakes wolves are a unique population or ecotype of gray wolves. Furthermore, we show that the Great Lakes wolves experienced high degrees of ancient and recent introgression… CONTINUE READING
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