Chesapeake Science

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 218–220

Early specimens of the eastern wolf,Canis lupus lycaon

  • Richard H. Manville
  • William C. Sturtevant
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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.

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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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