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New species of wild cat identified in Brazil

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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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I always do like it when new species are discovered.

So much mystery in Nature yet to be found...

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yay! kitty! :D

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

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

You don't want to know.

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It's a shame we discovered them.

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

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Chinese food anyone?

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

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