Contributions to Zoology, 78 (2) – 2009

Divided infraorbital foramen in the lion (Panthera leo): its implications for colonisation history, population bottlenecks, and conservation of the Asian lion (P. l. persica)

Nobuyuki Yamaguchi1,2,5, Andrew C. Kitchener3, Carlos A. Driscoll1,4, David W. Macdonald1

1.  Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, Tubney House, Abingdon Road, Tubney, Abingdon, OX13 5QL UK

2.  Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Qatar, PO Box 2713, Doha, Qatar

3.  Department of Natural Sciences, National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF UK

4.  Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702-1201 USA

5.  Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, yamaguchi@qu.edu.qa

Keywords: cave lion, Gujarat, India, skull, spelaea, tiger