leopardus guttulus

Leopardus guttulus

最近在巴西南部發現了小斑虎貓的足跡,本以為與北部的小斑虎貓是同一品種,卻驚訝地發現兩者的基因完全不一樣!南部的小斑虎貓習慣在潮濕的森林生活,北部的就在乾燥地區,而兩者同是瀕危動物。

in Brazil, it was thought there is only one kind of wild cat, but researchers too DNA samples and discovered the northern and southern wild cats are actually completely separate, showing no evidence of interbreeding. the southern wild cats prefer living in the wet and dense forest while the northern wild cats prefers the dry shrubs. they are both on the threatened list.

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/international/20131129/51947926

http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-leopardus-guttulus-new-species-wild-cat-brazil-01579.html

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