Friday, May 13, 2016

Lost Miocene Dogs of Maryland

A doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania
has identified a new species of fossil dog that roamed Maryland approximately 12 million years ago. Cynarctus wangi was a hyena-like canine with massive jaws capable of crushing bone.  The fossil canine was found along the beach under the Choptank Formation at Calvert Cliffs.  Thanks for this one Lucas M.!

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