Latest Dire Wolf Stories
For the first time, researchers have documented the impact that global climate change had on the evolution of Ice Age-era predators whose remains were discovered in California’s La Brea Tar Pits.
Researchers from UNLV have announced they have uncovered dire wolf fossils for the first time in the Silver State.
A new fossil study of North American Ice Age coyotes finds that modern coyotes are much smaller in size today than they were several during the Ice Age.
The dire wolf (Canis dirus) is an extinct wolf that was most common to North and South America. This carnivorous mammal lived for approximately 1.79 million years, existing throughout the Irvingtonian stage to the Rancholabrean stage of the Pleistocene era. It is related to the grey wolf, although it was larger and has no direct line to any living species. In 1854, the type specimen of the dire wolf was found in Evansville, Indiana. Joseph Granville Norwood acquired the specimen, a...
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