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El análisis del genoma mitocondrial del cánido estudiado en Marruecos manifiesta que no es ni lobo (Canis lupus) ni chacal euroasiático (Canis aureus)

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posted on 27.08.2015, 15:30 by Vicente Urios, Maria P. Donat-TorresMaria P. Donat-Torres, Carlos Ramírez, Octavio Monroy-Vilchis, Hamid Rgribi-Idrissi

Publish in AltoterO 3: 1-24 (15 August 2015). On line and print. ISBN 84-87610-28-5.


We analyzed the mitochondrial genomes of three canids from Morocco, two complete and one partial. The sequences are included in the GenBank under the accession numbers KT378605 (16721 bp) KT378606 (16734 bp) and KT378607 (2789 bp). We compared these results with the sequences available in the GenBank today. In the phylogenetic analysis of cytochrome b and control region the three are grouped with Canis lupus lupaster and Canis aureus from Senegal, and distance themselves from the wolf Canis lupus and Golden jackal vCanis aureus from Eurasia. The comparison of the complete mitochondrial genomes with Canis lupus shows that distance between the two groups. We conclude that belong to a different species of the wolf Canis lupus and the Golden jackal Canis aureus from Eurasia. We propose coinciding with Koepfli et al. (2015) its scientific name is Canis anthus as the name that was first classified as a separate species by Cuvier in 1824.



Universidad de Alicante, Grupo de Investigación Zoología de Vertebrados (Spain)

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras (Spain)

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

Université Chouaib Doukkali (El Jadida, Morocco)