Interesting Animals - Jackal or Wolf

DNA analysis has shown that the Egyptian jackal, previously believed to be a subspecies of the golden jackal, is actually a relative of the grey wolf.

(Genetic information shows that the species, Canis aureus lupaster, is more closely related to Indian and Himalayan wolves than golden jackals. It has now been renamed "African wolf", and it's the only grey wolf species found in Africa.)




Source: Plos One

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