[Taxacom] clouded leopard

Donat Agosti agosti at amnh.org
Thu Mar 22 16:51:34 CDT 2007

Seen in todays Guardian:



It is commendable that the majestic Bornean clouded leopard has been proven
by DNA analysis to be a completely distinct species, Neofelis diardi
(Report, March 15). However, the role and legacy of early workers without
access to modern techniques is ignored at our peril. The Bornean clouded
leopard was first recognised as a distinct species of cat by the French
scientist Baron Georges Cuvier in 1823.
Dr Andrew Polaszek
Natural History Museum




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