Very neat stuff and good photos from the Siberian Times.
The severed head of the worldâ€™s first full-sized Pleistocene wolf was unearthed in the Abyisky district in the north of Yakutia.
Local man Pavel Efimov found it in summer 2018 on shore of the Tirekhtyakh River, tributary of Indigirka.
The wolf, whose rich mammoth-like fur and impressive fangs are still intact, was fully grown and aged from two to four years old when it died.
The wolf, whose rich mammoth-like fur and impressive fangs are still intact, was fully grown and aged from two to four years old when it died. Picture: Albert Protopopov
The head was dated older than 40,000 years by Japanese scientists.
Scientists at the Swedish Museum of Natural History will examine the Pleistocene predatorâ€™s DNA.
â€˜This is a unique discovery of the first ever remains of a fully grown Pleistocene wolf with its tissue preserved. We will be comparing it to modern-day wolves to understand how the species has evolved and to reconstruct its appearance,â€™ said an excited Albert Protopopov, from the Republic of Sakha Academy of Sciences.
Siberia,now somewhat bereft of Soviet Union prisoners,has time to discover other things of interest.
Snarling wolf is a great start.
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