1 February, 2011
Egyptian golden jackal is actually a grey wolf
A team involving WildCRU scientists has discovered, using genetic evidence, that the Egyptian jackal (Canis aureus lupaster) is in fact a new species of African wolf.
Professor David Macdonald, who led the Oxford team, said: 'A wolf in Africa is not only important conservation news but raises fascinating biological questions about how the new African wolf evolved.'
You can learn more at the BBC and Mongabay.
the PLoS article.