[at-l] Hmmm...

Mark Hudson mvhudson at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 17:22:30 CDT 2011

I'm with you on that one Jim...

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Jim Bullard <jim.bullard at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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).
> Jim Bullard
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> 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"
>> skeeter
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