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Fossil find introduces a new ancestor to the jackal family tree

By Alberto Valenciano Vaquero, Postdoctoral fellow, Universidad de Zaragoza
Jorge Morales Romero, Research Professor, Paleobiology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN-CSIC)
Romala Govender, Curator of Cenozoic Palaeontology, Research and Exhibitions, Iziko Museums of South Africa; Honorary Research associate Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town
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Jackals appeared and established themselves in Africa in at least the last five million years. These animals have evolved and adapted to the changing environment, allowing them to survive.


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