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Members of the National Academies of Sciences panel will study the taxonomy of the Mexican gray wolf over the next six months to determine if it’s a distinct subspecies — which has been declared endangered — or just another wolf. (Photo/Vandana Ravikumar)

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National Academies of Science review: Is the Mexican wolf just another wolf?

The long-running fight over the Mexican gray wolf moved from southeast Arizona to a paneled Washington conference room this week, where scientists will try to answer the question that could determine the animal’s fate.