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Uncertainty in science: is the giant panda a bear or a raccoon?

The few remaining doubts that the giant panda is a bear depend on the belief that it ought to be closely related to the lesser panda, and on controversial interpretations of molecular sequence differences.

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Mayr, E. Uncertainty in science: is the giant panda a bear or a raccoon?. Nature 323, 769–771 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1038/323769a0

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