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Recognise Himalayan wolf as a distinct species: study

Updated : April 25, 2019 04:20 PM IST

The Himalayan wolf is a distinct species of wolf and shows unique genetic adaptations to difficult conditions in the Asian high altitude ecosystems, a study has found.
The study held that Himalayan wolf is different from the grey wolf and thus deserves formal taxonomic recognition.
It is an important predator in the Himalayan ecosystem and thus conservation of the Himalayan wolf should follow the snow leopard conservation model, the researchers emphasised.
Recognise Himalayan wolf as a distinct species: study

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