Dire wolves went extinct 13,000 years ago but thanks to new genetic analysis their true story can now be told

Our research shows dire wolves lived in the tropics not the Arctic, and were not especially close relatives of the grey wolf.

Laurent Frantz, Professor of Palaeogenomics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~6 min

evolution megafaunal-extinction wolves evolutionary-genetics extinct-species

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