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By Kenneth A. Logan

This can be a scholarly monograph that provides the result of a 10-year box research of the ecology of the wilderness puma within the Chihuahua wasteland of recent Mexico. With the expanding attractiveness of the significance of best carnivores to the wellbeing and fitness and functioning of ecosystems. This publication offers findings from some of the most entire long term experiences of a most sensible carnivore ever carried out.

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7 cm. 2 cm for females. Adult desert pumas (twenty-four months or older) that we studied on the San Andres Mountains exhibited similar morphometric characteristics (see PHOTO 1. Adult male puma M3 was resident on the San Andres Mountains until his death at twelve years of age. CHAPTER 2. PUMAS PAST AND PRESENT 19 Appendix 1). On average, males weighed 70 percent more than females. 4 kg [1]. Total lengths for males ranged from 200 to 227 cm, and females ranged from 172 to 205 cm. The body and tail comprised about 63 percent and 37 percent of the total body length, respectively.

5–3 million years ago (Marshall et al. 1982). , broad river systems, high rugged mountain ranges), behavioral shifts in response to novel environments and competitors, and concomitant extinctions of indigenous species would have provided a constellation of conditions ripe for evolution. For the North American puma, Culver’s research tells a story of mass extinction, then recolonization. Based on the low variance in the number of microsatellite repeats, the presence of only one mitochondrial haplotype (relative to other phylogeographic puma groups), and a molecular clock based on microsatellite allele variance, the North American puma population probably experienced a founder event about ten thousand to twelve thousand years ago.

Highway 70 in Doña Ana County to Mockingbird Gap in Socorro County. S. Army. S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, with small private inholdings owned by cattle ranchers who leased Bureau and state trust lands for grazing. 65 per 100 km2. We chose the San Andres Mountains as our study area for a number of reasons: (1) We preferred a desert area because intensive, long-term research on pumas in a desert environment had not been done. This gave us the greatest opportunity to contribute new knowledge about the species.

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