Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Dwolfggy Puzzles

Is this mutt a wolf or a dog? 

It could be that at its age it is genetically equidistant from modern domestic dogs and modern wolves.  It could also plausibly represent a population from which dogs had already been drifting as a human-controlled population.

If the pup represents the dog branch, it'll be interesting to see finer hypotheses on how it's specific adaptations contributed to the lifestyle and mega-hunting in this harsh region. 

"Russian Scientists present ancient puppy found in permafrost" via AP