A Population Of Canines Carries Traces Of The Extinct Red Wolf

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By Admin on Dec 20, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    From time to time, there are whispers that red wolves still roam parts of Texas. There shouldn't be any there – the animals were officially declared extinct in the wild roughly 40 years ago.

    But a new discovery lends at least a skerrick of truth to some sightings, at least on Galveston Island on the Texas coast. Genetic testing of road-kill has revealed that a population of dogs on the island carry the 'ghost' genes of this recently vanished species.

    Read more at Genes.
     

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