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Ice Age Death Trap Yields an Unexpected Carnivore

posted Jul 29, 2016, 1:28 PM by chloe owens

5/9/16, by Brian Switek, Scientific American

Ice Age Death Trap Yields an Unexpected Carnivore

If you're lucky enough to hear a long, sonorous howl rolling through the Wyoming forests and grasslands, you're listening to the voice of a gray wolf. They're the only wolves padding around the Cowboy State today. But during the last Ice Age, a different sort of wolf called this range home. A wolf with stronger jaws, an appetite for megafauna, and one that paleontologists never expected to find so far south.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/ice-age-death-trap-yields-an-unexpected-carnivore/

 

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