Dogor is the small specimen unearthed in Siberia and its race is still not known for sure.
We want to introduce you to a puppy that you won’t be able to squeeze. Not because he has a bad temper, but because he was live a long time ago, around 18,000 years ago. his name, Dogor, means ‘friend’ in the Yakut language, but this is not the most relevant data in its discovery. According to information published in the official media of the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, the genetic testing that have been made throw inconclusive data about its origin, it is neither a wolf nor a dog, with which we could be facing a species that unites both animals. It is not the first curious relationship on our planet, since tigers and lions have mixed over centuries with strange results.
A perfectly preserved specimen that opens the debate on its origin
found in the summer of 2018 in the indigirka riverlocated in Russia, Dogor has been perfectly preserved by the Siberian ice, as you can see in the image above, and it seems that he was a couple of months old when he died, for unknown reasons. The animal still has a head full of hair, including eyelashes, milk teeth and whiskers. researchers of the Center for Paleogenetics in Sweden have been able to sequence your DNAthrough a piece of rib, being able to find out that dogor was malebut without being able to ensure if it belonged to the species of wolves or dogs.
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Radiocarbon dating says it 18,000 years old.
We are hoping to answer this by sequencing it’s genome (it has 43% endogenous DNA).
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The matter becomes really interesting when, according to the statements offered on CNN by David Stanton, belonging to the Center for Paleogenetics, ‘usually the two species can be easily differentiated’. It seems that the time where Dogor seems to be located is a it was interesting for canine evolutionsince some species of wolves died, while the first dogs began to show their existence. david declares:
We have a huge amount of data, and with that amount, you would expect us to say if it’s one species or another. The fact that we cannot suggest it could mean that we are dealing with a species that predates both dogs and wolves.
The scientific consensus from the moment the dogs split genetically of the wolves is that this happened at some point 15,000 to 40,000 years ago. Furthermore, certain studies suggest that the dogs were domesticated by humansalthough others point out that perhaps they were tamer wolf pups those who began to be kinder to our species and this led to a new species. By the way, in case Dogor be definitely a dogwould be the oldest copy that we have found, the previous one being a cub dating back 14,200 years, found in a quarry in Germany in the year 1910.