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Craniological differentiation amongst wild-living cats in Britain and southern Africa: natural variation or the effects of hybridisation?

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The natural morphological variation in the wildcat, Felis silvestris, and morphological changes possibly caused by introgressive hybridisation with the domestic cat, F. catus, were examined, based on up to 39 variables concerning cranial morphology. The samples of wild-living cats originated from Scotland and southern Africa and consisted of both classical wildcat and other pelage types. Principal component and cluster analyses suggested that introgressive hybridisation occu...

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10.1017/S1367943004001520

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, UK
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"University of Oxford", "Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, USA"
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Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, UK
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Animal Conservation Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
339-351
Publication date:
2004-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-1795
ISSN:
1367-9430
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English
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2010-11-22

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