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The cryptic African wolf: Canis aureus lupaster is not a golden jackal and is not endemic to Egypt.

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The Egyptian jackal (Canis aureus lupaster) has hitherto been considered a large, rare subspecies of the golden jackal (C. aureus). It has maintained its taxonomical status to date, despite studies demonstrating morphological similarities to the grey wolf (C. lupus). We have analyzed 2055 bp of mitochondrial DNA from C. a. lupaster and investigated the similarity to C. aureus and C. lupus. Through phylogenetic comparison with all wild wolf-like canids (based on 726 bp of the Cytochrome b gene...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0016385

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Rueness, EK More by this author
Asmyhr, MG More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
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Article: e16385
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:b913a459-9f2e-461b-9662-d4511470e95f
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209450
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pubs:209450

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