Chesapeake Science

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 218–220

Early specimens of the eastern wolf,Canis lupus lycaon

  • Richard H. Manville
  • William C. Sturtevant
Short papers and Notes


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.


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© Estuarine Research Federation 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard H. Manville
    • 1
  • William C. Sturtevant
    • 1
  1. 1.Divisions of Mammals and of Cultural AnthropologyU.S. National MuseumWashington D.C.

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