Friday, 31 July 2015

'Golden jackals' of East Africa are actually 'golden wolves'

Date: July 30, 2015

Source: Cell Press

Summary: Despite their remarkably similar appearance, the 'golden jackals' of East Africa and Eurasia are actually two entirely different species. The discovery, based on DNA evidence, increases the overall biodiversity of the Canidae -- the group including dogs, wolves, foxes, and jackals -- from 35 living species to 36.

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