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Sunda clouded leopard - Actually Two forms

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Old Saturday 22nd January 2011, 22:34   #1
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Sunda clouded leopard - Actually Two forms

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Old Sunday 23rd January 2011, 02:22   #2
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Old Sunday 23rd January 2011, 10:14   #3
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But as well as being genetically distinct, the clouded leopards on both islands are also morphologically different, having unique features in their skulls and teeth.
given the above I'm intrigued that they were kept at subspecific level and not split to full species in the same way the orangs from the two islands are (which I'd assume were isolated at the same time by the landbridge collapsing). Will have to try and look up the paper.
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given the above I'm intrigued that they were kept at subspecific level and not split to full species in the same way the orangs from the two islands are (which I'd assume were isolated at the same time by the landbridge collapsing). Will have to try and look up the paper.
I thought the same.
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