Paleonet: Fwd: Re: Known First as Fossils

Lars Werdelin werdelin at nrm.se
Wed Mar 7 11:43:41 GMT 2007


Not so well known perhaps:

The bush dog, Speothos venaticus Lund (Mammalia, Carnivora, Canidae), 
was described from Pleistocene cave deposits in Brazil before the 
living animal was found.

LarsW
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Lars Werdelin
Senior curator, fossil vertebrates
Swedish Museum of Natural History
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