Ancient DNA sheds light on Game of Thrones' dire wolves

Dire wolf

New research shows that dire wolves, initially thought to be closely related to grey wolves, diverged from other species almost 6m years ago.

Continue reading on Siliconrepublic.com

More articles about Dire wolf

Dire wolf

Dire wolf: Analysis of ancient DNA reveals details about the ...

20 hours ago by CNN

An extinct species of wolf, which served as inspiration for a mythical creature in the television show "Game of Thrones," had little in common with the gray wolves ...

Continue reading
Dire wolf: Analysis of ancient DNA reveals details about the ...
Dire wolf

Dire wolf mystery uncovered with help from Tennessee fossils

1 day ago by Johnson City Press

Dire wolves were some of the largest and most significant predators of Ice Age North America between 250000 and 13000 years ago, but not much is known ...

Continue reading
Dire wolf mystery uncovered with help from Tennessee fossils
Dire wolf

The mysterious extinction of the dire wolf

1 day ago by Nature.com

DNA clues point to how dire wolves went extinct, a look at European science post-Brexit, and the lastest on RNA vaccines.

Continue reading
The mysterious extinction of the dire wolf
Dire wolf

DNA Reveals Lineage Of Ancient Dire...

1 day ago by ScienceBlog.com

Before Dire wolves became extinct about 13000 years ago, it's believed they genetically split off from other canids – making them the last of an ancient.

Continue reading
DNA Reveals Lineage Of Ancient Dire...
Dire wolf

'Game of Thrones' dire wolves far apart from other canines: study ...

1 day ago by Global Times

Prehistoric dire wolves made famous by the TV series Game of Thrones prowled the Earth for thousands of years before dying out at the end of the Ice Age.

Continue reading
Dire wolf

Dire wolves were real—and even stranger than we thought

1 day ago by National Geographic UK

A study of extinct dire wolf DNA reveals surprises, including that the carnivores, made famous as fictional pets in Game of Thrones, weren't closely related to...

Continue reading
Dire wolves were real—and even stranger than we thought
Dire wolf

Prehistoric dire wolves looked different than those on 'Game of ...

1 day ago by KTVE - myarklamiss.com

(NBC) (01/14/21)— The giant, bone-crushing species of dire wolves that prowled North America until about 12000 years ago were once believed to be closely ...

Continue reading
Prehistoric dire wolves looked different than those on 'Game of ...
Dire wolf

Analysis of ancient DNA reveals details about the dire wolf ...

1 day ago by CNN

An extinct species of wolf, which served as inspiration for a mythical creature in the television show "Game of Thrones," had little in common with the gray wolves ...

Continue reading
Analysis of ancient DNA reveals details about the dire wolf ...
Dire wolf

Ancient dire wolf DNA analysed for the first time – with surprising ...

1 day ago by The Natural History Museum

In North America during the late Pleistocene, a pack of dire wolves are feeding on their bison kill, while a pair of grey wolves approach in the hopes of scavenging.

Continue reading
Ancient dire wolf DNA analysed for the first time – with surprising ...