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Chesapeake Science

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 218-220

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Early specimens of the eastern wolf,Canis lupus lycaon

  • Richard H. ManvilleAffiliated withDivisions of Mammals and of Cultural Anthropology, U.S. National Museum
  • , William C. SturtevantAffiliated withDivisions of Mammals and of Cultural Anthropology, U.S. National Museum

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Abstract

Celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of James Smithson, in 1965, disclosed the existence of two partial wolf skulls among Indian artifacts in a Swedish museum. These fragmentary skulls, here described, are thought to represent the earliest known preserved specimens of American wolves, except for archeological material.