Extinct Japanese wolf is the closest wild relative of dogs yet found

From NewsNationUSA.com:

The Japanese wolf is more closely related to the ancestor of dogs than any other wolves found so far, according to a study that sequenced the genomes of nine museum specimens of the species, which went extinct more than a century ago.

“I did not expect this conclusion at all,” says Yohey Terai at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies in Japan.

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