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A diagnosis for the Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris): a tool for conservation action for a critically-endangered felid

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A recent estimate suggests that the Scottish wildcat may be critically endangered. Nevertheless, there is still no uncontroversial method for diagnosing the Scottish wildcat. We analysed morphological differences between wild-living cats in Scotland on the basis of 20 pelage characters, scoring from 1 (domestic cat) to 3 (wildcat), in combination with 40 skull parameters and intestinal length. A cluster analysis, bases on Principal Components derived from the score for pelage characters, show...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S1367943005002301

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"National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, UK", "University of Edinburgh"
Department:
Institute of Geography,School of Geosciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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Institution:
National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, UK
Department:
Department of Natural Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Animal Conservation Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Pages:
223-237
Publication date:
2005-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-1795
ISSN:
1367-9430
Language:
English
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2010-11-22

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