Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic

Posted by on June 18, 2019 6:08 am
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Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. But in ancient times, these powerful carnivores also roamed a very different landscape, inhabiting the frigid Arctic during the last ice age. A new study reports on the first hyena fossils discovered in the Arctic — two teeth.

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