DNA study offers third theory on origin of extinct Japanese wolf

From The Asahi Shimbun:

The Japanese wolf, last seen in 1905, was a cross between a giant variant and an unknown variant, scientists said in a theory that differs from two existing hypotheses on the mysterious creature.

The team of researchers from the University of Yamanashi, the National Museum of Nature and Science and other institutions said their conclusion is based on ancient DNA studies and could settle the long-lasting controversy over the wolf.

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