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Maintaining the genetic health of putative Barbary lions in captivity: an analysis of Moroccan Royal Lions
( Springer Berlin / Heidelberg , 2009 , Article)
The last representatives of the Barbary lion (Panthera leo leo), once numerous in North Africa but exterminated from the wild by the 1940s, are believed to be the captive lions descended from the Moroccan Royal Collection, ...
Phylogeography of lions (Panthera leo ssp.) reveals three distinct taxa and a late Pleistocene reduction in genetic diversity
( Blackwell Publishing Ltd , 2009 , Article)
Lions were the most widespread carnivores in the late Pleistocene, ranging from southern Africa to the southern USA, but little is known about the evolutionary relationships among these Pleistocene populations or the ...
Mitochondrial phylogeography illuminates the origin of the extinct caspian tiger and its relationship to the amur tiger
( Public Library of Science , 2009 , Article)
The Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata) flourished in Central Asian riverine forest systems in a range disjunct from that of other tigers, but was driven to extinction in 1970 prior to a modern molecular evaluation. ...