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Pleistocene Wolf
Animal Mummy
Direwolf
Biographical Information
Clas Unknown
Species Unknown
Age 2-4
Sex unknown
Length Unknown
Source
Culture Unknown
Date(s) older than 40,000 years
Site Siberia
Current Location
Location
Catalog #
A head from a Pleistocene Wolf was discovered by Pavel Efimov in summer 2018 on shore of the Tirekhtyakh River, in the Abyisky district in the north of Yakutia, the first ever remains of a fully grown Pleistocene wolf with its tissue preserved.

Mummification

Preserved in the Siberian permafrost.

Studies

The wolf possessed thick fur and canid fangs, was fully grown - aged from two to four years old when it died.  The wolf’s head is 40 centimeters (16 inches) long, about half of the entire body length of a modern wolf. The head was dated as older than 40,000 years.

Pathology

Scientists at the Swedish Museum of Natural History will examine the Pleistocene predator’s DNA.

References

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/pleistocene-wolf-0012122

https://strangesounds.org/2019/06/giant-wolf-head-pleistocene-siberia-archeology.html

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