Frozen ‘dog’: 18,000-year-old puppy confuses scientists



Researchers have been left mystified by a frozen prehistoric puppy discovered in the Siberian wilderness that could be a dog or a wolf - or possibly the missing link between the two species. 
The male animal was discovered last summer near the eastern city of Yakutsk and is perfectly preserved by permafrost, with “its fur, nose and teeth all intact”, says the BBC. Carbon dating shows the pup died around 18,000 years, during the last Ice Age, at the age of just two months. 
The puppy has been dubbed Dogor, which means “friend” in the local Yakut language, “as well as referencing the question... read more

 
1 December 2019 in Auto, Views: 135
Source: The Week
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