31 Jul '15, 6pm

New wolf species discovered in Africa

New wolf species discovered in Africa

New species are discovered surprisingly often. But it's not every day we realize an entire lineage of wolves — the large, charismatic cousins of man's best friend — have been lurking under our noses for more than a million years. That's the conclusion of an intriguing new study , published in the journal Current Biology, which re-examines the identity of "golden jackals" living in Africa. Not only are these a separate species from the golden jackals of Eurasia, the researchers report, but they're not even jackals. Meet the African golden wolf (Canis anthus ). "This represents the first discovery of a 'new' canid species in Africa in more than 150 years," lead author and Smithsonian biologist Klaus-Peter Koepfli says in a statement. The finding increases the number of living species in the family Canidae — which includes dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes and jackals — from 35 to...

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New wolf species discovered in Africa

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