Canis oriens is not a good species

Within Canis, there are lots of bogus species proposed. A few years back,  a team of researchers in Australia made some skull measurements of dingoes and decided that we should declare the dingo a new species distinct from the domestic … Continue reading

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Why is the Canada lynx a distinct species?

For many years, there was a bit of debate about how many Lynx species there were. In the 1980s,  the Canadian lynx and the Eurasian lynx  were thought to represent a single species. The Canada lynx is not a northern … Continue reading

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There could be as many as 79 cryptic species of shark

So says a new genetic study that examined samples from 4,283 individual sharks.  It found 574 species, and 79 of these are likely new species. These new species are actually cryptic species.  A cryptic species is one that is suddenly … Continue reading

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