Yakut University scientists presented an ancient dog puppy, found in Yakutia
Scientists from the North-Eastern Federal University presented the 18 thousand years old puppy, in the republic found in 2018, Yakutia 24 television channel reports.
“Swedish geneticists have not yet determined the species. The fact is that it has not yet been ranked either as a dog or wolf. We’ll have to wait for genetic tests,” said Sergei Fedorov, researcher at the Institute of Applied Ecology of the North, NEFU.
According to researchers, the puppy, named Dogor (Friend) by the Yakut scientists, died at the age of two months. The cause of his death remains unclear.
The puppy has soft tissues, milk teeth, hair, eyelashes, mustaches.
Previously, Yakutia also found puppies in 2011 and 2015 in the vicinity of Ust-Yana region.
Earlier, we reported that scientists suggested that the puppy found could be the oldest domesticated dog.