New Clues To Extinct Falklands Wolf Mystery

An interesting article on the origins of the Flaklands Island Wolf

New Clues To Extinct Falklands Wolf Mystery (November 3, 2009) — Ever since the Falklands wolf was described by Darwin himself, the origin of this now-extinct canid found only on the Falkland Islands far off the east coast of Argentina has remained a mystery. Now, researchers who have compared DNA from four of the world’s dozen or so known Falklands wolf museum specimens to that of living canids offer new insight into the evolutionary ancestry of these enigmatic carnivores. … > full story

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  1. Curtis Hart 12 years ago

    Interesting article. I almost wish I hadn’t read it, as I hadn’t heard of that species before. Quite disappointing to lose that interesting of an animal so recently.

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