Title

New Body Mass Estimates for Canis dirus, the Extinct Pleistocene Dire Wolf

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Publication Title

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

First Page

209

Last Page

212

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1671/0272-4634(2006)26%5B209:NBMEFC%5D2.0.CO;2

Abstract

Quantitative study of the body mass of Canis dirus. Results indicate a mean body mass comparable to the extant gray wolf, suggesting larger individual animals probably exceed the body mass range of extant gray wolves.

Rights

Version of record can be found through Taylor and Francis.