Paleonet: Fwd: Re: Known First as Fossils

Lars Werdelin werdelin at
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.

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

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