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Mass media about us: magazine "Ogonyok" published about valuable discoveries of mammoth fauna found by NEFU scientists

11.10.2017

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Mass media about us: magazine "Ogonyok" published about valuable discoveries of mammoth fauna found by NEFU scientists

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Magazine “Ogonyok” decided to publish about the secrets of paleogenetics and the prospects of cloning the most ancient animals, and prepared an interview "This is the first well-preserved predator of the ice age" with a scientist of North-Eastern Federal University.

Sergey Fyodorov, paleontologist, head of the exposition department of NEFU Mammoth Museum of Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North, told correspondents about unique discoveries, one of which is the carcass of an ancient dog.

"The history of the Tumat dog began six years ago. In 2011, I became an employee of the Mammoth Museum, when the news came: the bones of an ancient man and as the callers said "Chupacabra" were found in the village Tumat in tundra. Visually, according to a number of morphological characters, the specialists identified the discovery as a puppy of the Pleistocene predator. DNA tests also showed that it is "more a dog than a wolf", shared Sergey Fyodorov.

A series of publications on the results of the study of a unique discovery – well-preserved puppy that lived 12 thousand years ago in the territory of Yakutia - will soon shed light on the secrets which scientists from different countries are looking for in the permafrost, the magazine reports.

Author: Olga SAVVINOVA, NEFU Newsroom

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