Scientists baffled by prehistoric puppy carcass

Scientists have been left baffled by the discovery of a prehistoric puppy carcass.

Scientists baffled by prehistoric puppy carcass

Scientists have been left baffled by the discovery of a prehistoric puppy carcass.

Researchers discovered the canine corpse - which was at least 18,000 years old - in the far-east of Russian Siberia, and after dating at the Oxford University's Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, experts can't decide if the Ice Age creature was a dog or a wolf.

David Stanton - one of the authors for findings published in a scientific journal of Britain's Royal Society and a researcher at the Swedish Centre for Palaeogenetics - told CNN it was usually "relatively easy to tell the difference" between the two animals.

He added: "We have a lot of data from it already, and with that amount of data, you'd expect to tell if it was one or the other."

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