The Late Pleistocene primitive dog (Canis volgensis) and goat (Capra dzudzuana) of the western Transcaucasia


en Anthropozoologica 25-26 - Pages 285-286

Published on 01 June 1998

This article is a part of the thematic issue Proceedings of the 7th ICAZ International Meeting, Constance, September 1994

In this work, we describe Pleistocene forms of wild dog and ibex of the Western Transcaucasia, which are the direct ancestors of the domestic dog and of the Caucasian goat. We examine their morphology and systematical position as well as their geographical distribution.


Subfossil mammals, dog, goats, Late Pleistocene, morphology, systematics, zoogeography, Transcaucasus.

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