After the last glaciation in Western Europe, southern Europe could be a refuge for some species of bears arrived from the north, according to a widely accepted scientific hypothesis. However, recent studies have qualified that idea. Now, a team of scientists from the University of A Coruña has reconstructed the dynamics of the populations of Ursids in the Iberian Peninsula. “We have investigated the DNA of the mitochondria of a large number of samples of current bears, holocene and Pleistocene (…)

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