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Is it a dog or a wolf? This preserved Ice Age pup could be the missing link

The 18,000-year-old specimen could represent the point where the two canine branches split

Rozina Sabur

An 18,000-year-old puppy unearthed in Siberia could prove to be the missing link between dogs and wolves, scientists believe.

The puppy was discovered perfectly preserved by permafrost near Yakutsk, in eastern Siberia, in 2018 and carbon dating has revealed it had been frozen for about 18,000 years.

Researchers at the Centre for Palaeogenetics in Stockholm, Sweden, have announced that extensive DNA tests have so far been unable to confirm whether the animal was a dog or a wolf...

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