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This is “Mr. Ethiopian wolf,” pretty much the world’s leading expert on the species:

There is a very interesting discussion in the Q and A portion about the introgression of dog genes into Ethiopian wolves and why that’s not necessarily always a bad thing.

The current research is working toward a full genome sequence of the Ethiopian wolf, and if they are like coyotes and “Holarctic” wolves, I bet there will be some surprises in store.

 

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I love watching these things stalk.

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I call these wolves the Farley Mowat wolves, because they actually do live on rodents.

Contrary to what this documentary says, these wolves are actually more distantly related to the wolf and dog species than the golden jackal is.

The initial mtDNA study on Ethiopian wolves suggested that they were recent derivatives of wolves that went into Africa, but this was later found to be incorrect when we could create a proper phylogenetic tree of the dog family after sequencing the dog genome.

 

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I know I’ve embedded this video before, but I find everything about Ethiopian wolves very interesting!

These dogs are a kind of African livestock guardian landrace from the Ethiopian highlands.

They do look a bit like Ethiopian wolves, and I wonder if some of these dogs might have some Ethiopian wolf genes. However, it is much more likely that the two animals evolved a similar appearance from living in the same environment.

But it would be amazing if these dogs had some Ethiopian wolf ancestry.

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