The challenge of monitoring elusive large carnivores: An accurate and cost-effective tool to identify and sex pumas (Puma concolor) from footprints
The figure shows the outcome of a pair-wise comparison of trails from the same individual (A) and two different individuals (B) based on a customized model in JMP software. The classifier incorporated into the model is based on the presence or absence of overlap between the ellipses. Note that the analysis is performed for each pairwise comparison in the presence of a third entity, i.e. the reference centroid value (RCV).