Tibet Could Have Been the Polar Carnivore Motherland

June 11, 2014 5:03 PM

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Tibet Could Have Been the Polar Carnivore Motherland

Researchers have uncovered the fossils of a hyper-carnivorous fox that once roamed the frozen Tibetan Plateau. This and other fossil evidence helps support the theory that the great majority of polar carnivores originated from ancient Tibet.

A study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes how jaw fossils from an ancestor of the modern-day arctic fox indicate a level of carnivorous tendencies that make most small predators look like vegans.

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