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The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids$
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David W. Macdonald and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515562

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.001.0001

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Evolutionary history, molecular systematics, and evolutionary ecology of Canidae

(p.39) CHAPTER 2 Ancestry
The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Xiaoming Wang

Richard H. Tedford

Blaire Van Valkenburgh

Robert K. Wayne

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the evolutionary history, molecular systematics, and evolutionary ecology of canids. Topics covered include the Hesperocyoninae, Borophaginae, and Caninae subfamilies; morphological and molecular phylogenies; and iterative evolution of hypercarnivory.

Keywords:   Canidae, wild canids, evolution, evolutionary ecology, morphological phylogeny, molecular phylogeny, hypercarnivory

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