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2009-11-02 15:32:51

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 reporting in the November 3rd issue of Current Biology 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. "One of the big draws for an...

2008-09-06 00:00:20

SCOTTISH budget airline Flyglobespan have landed a military contract to fly to the Falkland Islands twice a week. The service will carry a mixture of civilian passengers and Army troops in and out of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. The Ministry of Defence agreed the two-year deal. A return ticket will cost pounds 2196. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2005-09-29 07:05:00

By Mary Milliken PORT HOWARD, Falkland Islands (Reuters) - First-time passengers think it must be a mistake as the 10-seater plane banks toward an undulating grass field maintained by munching sheep and littered by goose droppings. But this is indeed the Port Howard airport, gateway to West Falkland, an island with hundreds of thousands of sheep and 150 humans, where general stores open for a few hours a week and people make their own spare parts. It is a unique way of life that both the...


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2007-01-22 13:28:17

The Falkland Island Fox (Dusicyon australis, formerly named Canis antarcticus), also known as the Warrah and occasionally as the Falkland Island Wolf or Antarctic Wolf, was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands. This native canid became extinct in 1876 (on West Falkland island), the only known canid to have gone extinct in historical times. The fur of the Falkland Island Fox had a tawny color. The tip of the tail was white. The diet is unknown. Due to the absence of native...

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