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  1. Canine Tooth - France

    Hi, I have here a tooth, Neolithic (6,500 - 12,000 years old). It is described as indeterminate canine from Voulgézac, France. It is 4 cm in length. Is there any way to say which species it could be from? Thank you, Bellamy
  2. A complete mummified wold cub aged 56,000-57,000 years was discovered in Northern Canada. "Scientists now say the cub, of which the hide, hair and teeth are intact, is "the most complete wolf mummy known". https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55409689 https://www.newscientist.com/article/57000-57000-year-old-mummified-wolf-pup-discovered-in-canadian-permafrost/
  3. Hey guys, here's a fossil hunt I did with my Dad. We absolutely crushed it with a fossilized dire wolf tooth, a huge bison vertebra, two extinct Florida camel vertebras, a gorgeous extinct peccary tooth, some Giant Armadillo scutes and a few other things to boot. Hope you enjoy!
  4. Hi, Even in this hard times of corona virus outbreak I couldn't resist the urge to visit again a cave that I found a few weeks ago, but couldn't explore it fully. So I went again and this last time I went in the cave I found a great number of bones scattered around the cave. I think they are probably modern, but it is weird because the cave isn't very easily accessible for animals since it has a few big drops. I found this tooth in a small ,,room,, which was barely big enough to squeeze in to. In that same place there were a small broken skull and many bones, but this is just one of the many places with such bones. At first I even thought that some explorers ate a chicken or something like that in there, but the bones are just too many and THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A CHICKEN SLAUGHTER FEST. I would be glad to hear your opinions on what creature is this toot from and if it is modern or ancient. The color I guess would suggest modern but i am no expert on how are bones preserved in caves and sadly I have no information on the age of the cave. I hope you are all fine and the virus never gets to you!
  5. Wolf Head Found in Russian Arctic

    Very interesting ... if true. was on Yahoo so one never knows for sure. https://news.yahoo.com/head-32-000-old-wolf-found-russian-arctic-093857922.html
  6. Interesting article. This cave seems to be loaded with history making fossils. https://www.foxnews.com/science/ice-age-bear-and-wolf-like-creature-found-in-underwater-mexican-cave
  7. Dog, Wolf, Bear Tooth?

    We found this tooth today in a gravel bed of a creek while looking for shark teeth. Can anyone help me determine what it is? I would appreciate any feedback.
  8. What do you guys think? Don't mind the line across the top, the piece unfortunately snapped in half and was repaired.
  9. Dire Wolf tooth?

    I found this tooth at Peace River today and I think it's a canine tooth from a Dire Wolf, but I wanted a second opinion. Thanks!
  10. Is this a wolf skull?

    Hi everybody! I found this fossil online, and it the description says "wolf skull, of a young individual. Found near the remains of a mammoth" Can you tell if it is a wolf skull, and which species it is? What can you tell about the pictures?
  11. Possible dire wolf skull.

    I found this wolf skull near the milk river in North Eastern Montana, please help me identify it.
  12. Hello to all! This would be my first post and what motivated me to join the forum is because we have found something I just can't nail down. On a recent fossiling trip with my family my daughter found a skull in a stream bank located in central NJ where shark teeth are the common find. In fact this skull fragment was partially exposed in the stream bank just above a layer of gravel that was producing sharks teeth. I was solidly set in and only exposed because of recent storm water erosion.The stream bank was a sharp cut out from the landside and this fossil was approximately six feet below the surface layer. I've compared the skull to modern day coyote and wolf skulls. The brain cavity is larger than a coyotes and while about the same as a wolfs the top fin is about 2-3 times the size of a wolfs. I went on a comparison google photo search and the closest match I can find is from a dire wolf! Do I dare say this is what it is? Ok, maybe not, but I am thinking this is an ancestor of todays wolf. Here are the shots. what do you think? Here it is next to a coyote skull I'm 54 and have been fossiling since I was about nine and this is one of the cooler things I've seen found. Thanks for checking this out, Mike.
  13. Wolf Jaw Bone Id

    Greetings, I need help identifying this jaw bone. It looks to me like any wolf jaw bone I have seen. However, wolves only recently returned to the region it was found and it appears old.. at least to me. I would like to identify it and to learn how to posatively identify differences between wolf jaw bones and dogs. I'm also interested in any good reference on the subject I might aquire. Thank you for any help!!
  14. Whale And Porpoise Teeth?

    I have two teeth shown below. The long skinny ones I have been told are whale teeth and the other I was told is a porpoise tooth. I found images in a book showing it may be a wolf sized dog, a seal or or possible a whale shark. Anyone have any opinions? I have a few of both in a display shot in the last image. Thanks in advanced for the input!
  15. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since May 12, 2018. Family Canidae - The Dogs and Their Allies. Subfamily incertae sedis Tomiya, S. (2011). A New Basal Caniform (Mammalia: Carnivora) from the Middle Eocene of North America and Remarks on the Phylogeny of Early Carnivorans. PLoS ONE, Vol.6, Issue 9. Subfamily Hesperocyoninae (†) Wang, X. (2003). New material of Osbornodon from the Early Hemingfordian of Nebraska and Florida.Bulletin American Museum of Natural History, Number 279. Wang, X. (1994). Phylogenetic Systematics of the Hesperocyoninae (Carnivora:Canidae).Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 221. (212 pages) Wang, X. (1993). Transformation from Plantigrady to Digitigrady: Functional Morphology of Locomotion in Hesperocyon (Canidae: Carnivora). American Museum Novitates, Number 3069. Wang, X. and B.M. Rothschild (1992). Multiple Hereditary Osteochondroma in Oligocene Hesperocyon (Carnivora: Canidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 12(3). Welsh, E. (2014). The First Record of Osbornodon (Carnivora: Canidae) from the Orellan of South Dakota. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, Vol.93. Wilson, J.A. (1939). A New Species of Dog from the Miocene of Colorado. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.V, Number 12. Subfamily Borophaginae (†) - 'Bone-Crushing' Dogs Tribe Borophagini Barbour, E.H. and H.J. Cook (1914). Two New Fossil Dogs of the Genus Cynarctus from Nebraska. Nebraska Geological Survey, Vol.4, Part 15. Baskin, J.A. (1998). Evolutionary Trends in the Late Miocene Hyena-Like Dog Epicyon (Carnivora, Canidae). In: Advances in Vertebrate Paleontology and Geochronology, Tomida, Y, et al. (eds.). Berry, C.T. (1938). A Miocene Dog from Maryland. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol.85, Number 3035. Dalquest, W.W. (1969). The Bone-Eating Dog, Borophagus diversidens Cope. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences, 31. Hall, E.R. and W.W. Dalquest (1969). A New Doglike Carnivore, Genus Cynarctus, from the Clarendonian, Pliocene, of Texas. University of Kansas Publications, Museum of Natural History, Vol.14, Number 10. Jasinski, S.E. and S.C. Wallace (2015). A Borophagine canid (Carnivora: Canidae: Borophaginae) from the middle Miocene Chesapeake Group of eastern North America. Journal of Paleontology, 89(6). McGrew, P.O. (1944). The Aelurodon saevus Group. Geological Series of Field Museum of Natural History, University of Illinois, Vol.8, Number 13. McGrew, P.O. (1944). An Osteoborus from Honduras. Geological Series of Field Museum of Natural History, University of Illinois, Vol.8, Number 12. Richey, K.A. (1979). Variation and Evolution in the Premolar Teeth of Osteoborus and Borophagus (Canidae). Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Vol.VII, 1979. Tseng, Z.J. and X. Wang (2010). Cranial Functional Morphology of Fossil Dogs and Adaptation for Durophagy in Borophagus and Epicyon (Carnivora, Mammalia). Journal of Morphology, 271. Van Valkenburgh, B., T. Sacco and X. Wang (2003). Pack Hunting in Miocene Borophagine Dogs: Evidence from Craniodental Morphology and Body Size. In: Vertebrate Fossils and Their Context: Contributions in Honor of Richard H. Tedford. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 279. Wang, X. (2004). A New Species of Aelurodon (Carnivora:Canidae) from the Barstovian of Montana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24(2). Tribe Phlaocyonini McGrew, P.O. (1941). A New Procyonid from the Miocene of Nebraska. Geological Series of Field Museum of Natural History, Vol.8, Number 5. Wang, X. and R.H. Tedford (2008). Fossil dogs (Carnivora:Canidae) from the Sespe and Vaqueros formations in Southern California, with comments on the relationships of Phlaocyon taylori. In: Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of Western and Southern North America - Contributions in Honor of David P. Whistler. (X.Wang and L.G. Barnes eds). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. General Borophaginae Martin-Serra, A., B. Figueirido and P. Palmqvist (2016). In the Pursuit of the Predatory Behavior of Borophagines (Mammalia, Carnivora, Canidae): Inferences from Forelimb Morphology. J.Mammal.Evol., 23. Tseng, Z.J. and X. Wang (2011). Do convergent ecomorphs evolve through convergent morphological pathways? Cranial shape evolution in fossil hyaenids and borophagine canids (Carnivora, Mammalia). Paleobiology, 37(3). Van Valkenberg, B., et al. (2003). Pack Hunting in Miocene Borophagine Dogs: Evidence from Craniodental Morphology and Body Size.Bulletin American Museum of Natural History, Number 279, Chapter 7. Wang, X., et al. (1999). Phylogenetic Systematics of the Borophaginae (Carnivora: Canidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 243. (195 pages) Subfamily Caninae Basal and Early Caninae Asahara, M., et al. (2015). Re-examination of the fossil raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) from the Penghu channel, Taiwan, and an age estimation of the Penghu fauna. Anthropological Science, Vol.123(3). Dermitzakis, M.D., A.A.E. Van der Geer and G.A. Lyras (2004). The phylogenetic position of raccoon dogs: Implications of their neuroanatomy. 5th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology, Thessaloniki, Greece. García, N. (2008). New Eucyon remains from the Pliocene Aramis Member (Sagantole Formation), Middle Awash Valley (Ethiopia). Comptes Rendus Palevol, Vol.7, Number 8. Geraads, D., et al. (2010). Nyctereutes lockwoodi, n.sp., a new canid (Carnivora: Mammalia) from the middle Pliocene of Dikika (Lower Awash, Ethiopia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30(3). Ivanoff, D.V., M. Wolsan and A Marciszak (2014). Brainy stuff of long-gone dogs: a reappraisal of the supposed Canis endocranial cast from the Pliocene of Poland. Naturwissenschaften, 101. Kim, S.-I., et al. (2015). Evolutionary and biogeographical implications of variations in skull morphology of raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides, Mammalia: Carnivora). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 116. Lucenti, S.B. (2017). Nyctereutes megamastoides (Canidae, Mammalia) from the Early and Middle Villafranchian (Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene) of the Lower Valdarno (Firenze and Pisa, Tuscany, Italy). 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