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Researchers argue about dingons world

"Scientists argue about dingons world" "Is the dingo just a feral tamhund, or a distinct species?" "the Question has long been debated in scientific cir

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Researchers argue about dingons world
"Scientists argue about dingons world"

"Is the dingo just a feral tamhund, or a distinct species?"

"the Question has long been debated in scientific circles, and now a new study injected to debate further."

"In the study, published in the journal Zootaxa, argued strongly that these should be given their own world."

"Its scientific name would be Canis dingo. Previously it has usually been classified as a tamhundsvariant, Canis familiaris dingo, or as a subspecies of wolf, Canis lupus dingo."

"There is no doubt that it was the people who brought the dingo to Australia, probably for the 5 000 and 10 000 years ago."

"This suggests that it is a feral tamhund, but the researchers behind the study believe that the dingo has many characteristics which distinguish it from both dogs and wolves."

"You believe, for example, that these are not as heavily domesticated as other domesticated dogs. In this case, it should not be bundled with other dogs, and not with the wolf."

"But other researchers have immediately gone to counterattack. They claim in the same magazine that the dingo exhibit all the traits that distinguish domesticated dogs. It should therefore be classified together with these."

"Lars Werdelin, a paleontologist and rovdjursexpert at the state museum in Stockholm, agrees with the latter."

"– There is enough to consider as a tamhund. Genetically similar to the most dogs from Southeast asia, " he says."

"An interesting question in this context is why the dingo, despite the fact that it is descended from the wolf and has been feral for a very long time, do not return to the origin appearance. Thus similar to all other feral domestic dogs."

"– It's linked with that already in the first people who domesticated wolves subjecting the animals to a hard choice. Men wanted docile animals, nice animals, not the angry beasts that were risky to hang out with. The result became our domesticated dogs, " says Werdelin."

"All domesticated dogs on earth is descended from the wolf. Since there are only 30 000 to 50 000 years ago the first dogs saw the light of day can dogs and wolves interbreed and have offspring together."

"Therefore, it was considered for a long time that they belonged to the same species, but in recent years they have chosen to classify them as two distinct species, Canis lupus (wolf) and Canis familiaris (tamhund), among other things, depending on to domesticated dogs that run wild do not seem to be able to return to being wolves, whether in behavior or in appearance. This is likely an effect of people at an early stage not only remove some of the gene variants that are typical for the wolves. Dingo in Australia is in this respect a typical feral tamhund."

"Sources: Zootaxa and History."

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