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New species of wild cat identified in Brazil

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

A new species of wild cat has been identified in South America by using molecular markers, researchers claim.

By comparing DNA sequences, the team revealed that two populations of tigrina in Brazil do not interbreed and are evolutionarily distinct.

Results also show the two populations have contrasting interactions with the closely related pampas cat and Geoffroy's cat.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/25086721

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:49 PM

I always do like it when new species are discovered.
So much mystery in Nature yet to be found...


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:50 PM

yay! kitty! :D

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:06 PM

That's cool. I wonder what other species are living together like that...


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:57 PM

View PostYukiEsmaElite0, on 02 December 2013 - 08:06 PM, said:

That's cool. I wonder what other species are living together like that...
You don't want to know.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:57 PM

It's a shame we discovered them.

It's only a matter of time before we destroy them.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:57 PM

Chinese food anyone?


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:38 AM

Cats ... such neat little creatures who are willing to associate with us but are ever capable of flipping off humanity and making it on their own despite the odds. And, that perhaps epitomizes a ballsy independence that many of us can only envy.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:35 PM

I agree with Ginko.  I wish the little guys had never been found.





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