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Problems with the claim of ecotype and taxon status of the wolf in the Great Lakes region

Molecular Ecology

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04431.x

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Abstract

Koblmuller et al. (2009) analysed molecular genetic data of the wolf in the Great Lakes (GL) region of the USA and concluded that the animal was a unique ecotype of grey wolf and that genetic data supported the population as a discrete wolf taxon. However, some of the literature that the researchers used to support their position actually did not, and additional confusion arises from indefinite use of terminology. Herein, we discuss the problems with designation of a wolf population as a taxon or ecotype without proper definition and assessment of criteria.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Problems with the claim of ecotype and taxon status of the wolf in the Great Lakes region
Series title:
Molecular Ecology
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04431.x
Volume
18
Issue:
24
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing
Publisher location:
Malden, MA
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Molecular Ecology
First page:
4991
Last page:
4993
Number of Pages:
3
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Great Lakes Region