Phylogeography of the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in the eastern United States

  title={Phylogeography of the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in the eastern United States},
  author={Christine A. Bozarth and Stacey L. Lance and David J. Civitello and Julie L. Weston Glenn and Jes{\'u}s E. Maldonado},
Abstract Molecular data have been used to show northward post-Pleistocene range expansions from a refugium in the southeastern United States for several mammal species. Fossil and historical records indicate that gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) were not present in the northeastern United States until well after the Pleistocene (ca. 900). To test the hypothesis that gray foxes experienced a post-Pleistocene range expansion we conducted a phylogeographic analysis of gray foxes from across… 

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