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Puppy 18'000 years old preserved in the Siberian ice

A 18'000 years in the Siberian Permafrost preserved puppy could wolves provide information on the evolution of dogs from. The animal was at the time of his death not even two months old and has been preserved in the ice so good, that even eyelashes, and beard hairs are still present, such as the Stockholm centre for Paläogenetik announced at the beginning of last week.

the puppy was Discovered, accordingly, in the summer of 2018 in the North-East Siberian Yakutia (Republic of Sakha), on the river Indigirka. The discovery, the researchers hope to gain information about when, where and how dogs were first domesticated.

Although you have already examined the genome of the animal, provisionally, reported the researchers, Love Dalén of Stockholm's centre, on Twitter. However, it is still unclear whether it was a Wolf or a dog. The first analysis have shown, however, that it was a male animal. Russian researchers called it to the name Dogor, what to Sakha "friend" means.

"We still do not know exactly where or when dogs were domesticated, and we don't even know what wolf line they were domesticated," explains researcher David Stanton of the Stockholm center in a Video.

This could be clarified further in-depth genetic analyses of the Funds may be, no matter whether Dogor, ultimately, as a dog or Wolf show. Many researchers assume that dogs originated in front of roughly 20'000 to 40'000 years ago in Eurasia from wolves. (sda)

Created: 01.12.2019, 16:07 PM

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