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Photos from: Ice age mystery wolf didn’t survive in Alaska

Graphic courtesy Blaire Van Valkenburgh, UCLA

Pleistocene wolf skulls from Rancho La Brea (in present day L.A.), California (above) and Fairbanks (middle). Though the skulls are the same length, their shape is different—the wolf skull from Alaska is wider, suggesting those wolves had greater biting power.

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