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Canis lupus - Grey wolf
Range:  North America and Eurasia
Size:  100 - 175 lb (45 - 79 kg)

Fossils of the grey wolf (Canis lupus) are well known from throughout the northern hemisphere.

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The mandible shown at right comes from a cave deposit in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.  It is from the Pleistocene, and is dated at approximately 42,000 years old.  The remains of many other Ice Age animals, including cave bears and cave hyenas, are also found within the caves of Europe, and are an important record of terrestrial life during that time period.
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grey wolf mandible, Carpathian Mtns., Romania - Image  C. Campbell
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Fossil grey wolf mandible.
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fossil grey wolf skull, Pleistocene, Russia
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A 20,000 year old Pleistocene Canis lupus cranium and associated mandible section found in a Russian river deposit.
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Some fossil grey wolf teeth from Pleistocene river deposits in Ladonia, northeastern Texas.
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fossil grey wolf teeth, Pleistocene, Ladonia, Texas, USA

 
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