jim.bullard at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 17:19:38 CDT 2011
Yeah but... If you break that one species into several sub-species then you
can deny the existence of all the sub-species. You can't do that if there's
only one and somebody sees one (or hits it with their car).
On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Mark Hudson <mvhudson at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/11/connecticut.mountain.lion/index.html?hpt=hp_t2They keep saying there aren't any in the east. This one must be the figment
> of someones imagination... skeeter>>
> Found the article I was looking for... Summer 2011 issue of the Long Trail
> News from the GMC, article 'Ghost Cats'.
> The particular paragraph I was looking for is -
> "The Same Animal? The distinction between eastern and western cougar may
> not mean much after all. Recent mitochondrial DNA research by Melanie Culver
> of the University of Arizona and others does not support the traditional
> classification of pumas into thirty-two distinct subspecies distributed
> through North and South America. Molecular data indicates only six
> subspecies, including just one for all pumas in North America"
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