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Russia: Meet Taimyr Wolf, Grandpa of the Dogs and Wolves

posted Jun 27, 2015, 6:09 PM by chloe owens

5/21/15, by Stephanie, Clapway

Russia: Meet Taimyr Wolf, Grandpa of the Dogs and Wolves

Thanks to the discovery of an ancient canine bone from Timyr Peninsula, Siberia, Russia, ripe for analysis, scientists have determined that dogs and wolves became separate animals a lot earlier than we thought.  The genome extracted from the canine bone revealed this split between dogs and wolves occurred between 27,000 to 40,000 years ago.  This is at least three times earlier than we had realized.

http://clapway.com/2015/05/21/russia-meet-taimyr-wolf-grandpa-of-the-dogs-and-wolves-123/#ixzz3bGhOxN6M

 

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