Latest Falkland Islands Wolf Stories
A research group from the University of Adelaide has found the answer to one of natural history's most intriguing puzzles – the origins of the now extinct Falkland Islands wolf.
UCLA biologists, colleagues solve mystery contemplated by Charles Darwin.
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.
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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