Dog Trivia: Dogs Descended From What Creature?

April 17th, 2009 by Dan

Question:
Dogs Descended From What Creature?

No, you’re not going to get away with the simple answer you were all thinking. I’m not looking for “wolves”. What prehistoric animal are dogs believed to have evolved from? The answer is below the cut…..

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Tomarctus

Tomarctus is also nicknamed the “cutting bear” and existed 10-15 million years ago (Miocene). Fossils show that they had strong jaws with short muzzles and were giant beasts! It is common belief that all the canines that exist today are descendants of Tomarctus.





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