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Egyptian jackal is actually ancient wolf


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Egyptian jackal is actually ancient wolf
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The Egyptian jackal, which may have been the inspiration for the Egyptian god Anubis, is actually not a jackal at all but a member of the wolf family. New genetic research in the open-access journal PLoS ONE finds that the Egyptian jackal is Africa's only member of the gray wolf family. The new wolf, dubbed by researchers as the African wolf, is most closely related to the Himalayan wolf.

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Author: Auntie P.
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Here is more from Eurekalert, Public Library of Science which includes a link

link to the scientific article PLoS ONE on-line

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