Canis mosbachensis and the origins of the modern Canis species

What we do know about the origins of Canis species is much more hotly-contested than what we know about the evolution of our own species. The earliest fossils of the genus are roughly 6 million years old, and the oldest … Continue reading

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Canis is not a closed registry

Egyptian jackal or African wolf with golden jackal and wolf-like features. From “Roosevelt in Africa” (1910). One the strange ironies about dogs is that we have set up a system in which populations are maintained without regular influxes of new … Continue reading

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