Ancient Hybrids"Should the red wolf prove to be a distinct species, our results support the idea of either an ancient hybrid origin for red wolves or a shared common ancestor between coyotes and red wolves." - Brzeski et al.Ancient Hybrids by sulfide
A new paper, just published in the Journal of Heredity, looked at ancient DNA sampled from teeth of pre-Columbian eastern canids from Pennsylvania and Alabama. The authors rejected the hypothesis that gray wolves were the dominant canid in the southeast 500–2,000 years ago because they detected novel ancient DNA (aDNA) that grouped with the New World canid clade. Similar to contemporary mtDNA studies that documented little phylogenetic structuring of coyotes or gray wolves, there is a lack of geographic structure to the ancient genomes. This is the result of the coyote and wolf's ability to disperse very far. The authors generated three possible hypotheses t
Stick Your Nose Into ThisNEW RESEARCH LIBRARY ON RWC WEBSITE! CHECK IT OUT!Stick Your Nose Into This by sulfide
Thanks to the effort, time and energy of a prominent researcher, there are about 100 papers and documents available on the Red Wolf Coalition's website for anyone interested in red wolves. Thanks also to their webmaster and board vice-chair Mark MacAllister for putting this page up on their site.
The papers are divided into categories:
Inbreeding and Disease Papers
Management and Conservation Papers
Subjectivity of Subspecies"Among taxonomists, definitions of subspecies are a source of considerable disagreement…the scientific community has some level of comfort with the subjective nature of subspecies classification…" - Haig SMSubjectivity of Subspecies by sulfide
I have come across a few people that seem to hold the taxonomic positions of wolves as some sort of gospel. When mentioning gray wolves, specifically Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi), they will kick and scream saying these are the most genetically distinct types of wolves and they are also the most endangered. However, there is one question that these folks cannot seem to answer. For you see, the Mexican gray wolf recovery project is now attempting to push its way into Utah, while at the same time reclaim the
CH 6, Confrontation“Alright, we're almost there,” a voice whispered in the night. “Just a bit closer.”CH 6, Confrontation by Spectra-Sky
Sin and Bless were led by Leaf as she guided them to the stronghold, their paws were itchy with unease. The Blood Army, despite being almost stripped of any magical power aside from the alpha; Willow, and a few other soldiers in the Army – they were still hostile, sly and powerful. Leaf had explained to the group that any wolf that doesn't hold any sort of devotion to the Blood Army would instantly be exiled, or worse, sentenced to death.
“We have to plan this very carefully.” Leaf growled, “One mistake and it's all over.”
Fang nodded eagerly, then asked, “So, how shall we do it?”
Bless paused in thought and then suggested, “I think that Sin and I should be guided by Oliver. He can take us to the alpha and explain that he found us in the mountain close by.”
“Can't be too close,” Oliver commented, “Willow woul
Neko/wolf hat auction!!! EBAY, link in journalNeko/wolf hat auction!!! EBAY, link in journal by wolfyLRiina
this is auction: check it here, on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/252165911028?
and more photos of hat:
The Wolf SongThis song is dedicated to all the Wolves,The Wolf Song by Krikak
who had fallen for the pack,
who had died to save us.
Gods bless your bravery.
We will never forget...
Glorious descendants of wildness,
Left hearts full of loneliness.
For the freedom’s sake you have fallen,
They‘ve left your dreams forever broken!
You died to save us, your sacrifice…
It’s the greatest heroism in our eyes!
So brave kids of wildness,
Left hearts full of sadness.
We’ll remember, we’ll never forget… never!
Knowing killing you was the worse crime ever,
We’ll keep the memories of you with honour,
Swearing they won’t kill our kind anymore!
Glorious descendants of wildness,
Our hearts full of loneliness.
So brave kids of wildness,
Our hearts full of sadness.
You’ve given us the might for now and ever.
The power to don’t let them win – never!
We all solemnly swear, that we’ll fight…
‘til the very end of this dying night!
These rules exist in order to make the club more clear and to prevent that only people join the group because they want comments/views but nothing more. We want our members to be active and that they should add comments or favs to the pictures they like.
Please, be sure that you read the rules before you submit art.
➊ We only submit works which contain wolves, we don't accept dogs, foxes or other animals! The club is called "wolf--lovers", not canine-lovers!
➋ Also, we hope you only submit works which you are satisfied with. Don't contribute bad sketches, photos, scribbles and works of poor quality or which are unfinished.
For example: Poor quality means that the photograph (of your drawing) is very dark or overexposed. So, that we can't make out what it shows. Pictures drawn on quadrilled or ruled paper, large white/unfilled ares with a small picture in the bottom right corner are unwelcome as well (please, remember that we want to see art which you are satisfied with it! Works on quadrilled/ruled paper aren't "real art". A picture or an idea is precious. So, act like that. Pictures deserve it!
➌ Please, make sure that you don't contribute more than 3 works in a week.
Here's a little suggestion for people who want to gain more attention: Try to submit only 1 work a day. So, people have the chance to view your art and to comment on it. People tend to ignore art when they see to many at the same time. Same applies to submitting art on deviantart as well. It works! Be active but don't overdo it.
➍ Follow our club with interest and offer your sympathies!
If you're a contributor/co-founder of this club, we want you to give 3 or more comments a week at least to these pictures you like. Also, it's very desirable when our members give one or two views, maybe a fav or comment on other people's art when they find the time to do so.
Go to the gallery and look at the pictures there. Pic your favourites up and comment (or maybe fav) on them! We'll have a look at our contributors/co-founders activities and if you can't do it, you'll lose your rang. Sorry, but we don't want to be a group which is dead and ignored. If you don't have the time to do anything, don't join our group.
➎ Try to put your works into the correct folders!
There are a lot of people who sort photographs or other traditional art into the "digital art" folder.
✔ Digital Art:
The artwork has to be only done with a digital program. If you added a photo as a background, it doesn't necessarily come under this folder. (any traditional work that has been photographed does NOT go here!)
✔ Traditional Art:
Similiar to the digital folder but here, it must be done with traditional media. If you changed some shades or lights with a digital program in order to adjust the colours your scanner has eaten it'll be appear also in the traditional folder.
Every photograph of wolves (and only wolves!) is welcome! Please, make sure that the lighting and focus is good enough in order to make out what it shows!
✔ Tutorials and Meme:
Every Meme and Tutorial, References etc. will appear here. Please, it's welcome when you add some words to your tutorial in order to make it more clear.
Every fanart of a movie, tv show or something similiar which contains wolves is welcome! Please, we won't accept fanarts in any other folders.
✔ Cartoons & Comics:
Covers, comic strips and/or other pages of your comic/doujinshi and similiar things are very welcome!
✔ Characters, Styles and Sheets:
Pretty strait forward, if you create a character sheet, whether it contains a picture with a wolf character with history, personality, age, ect to be referenced from in the description, or is a part of the picture itself, the picture goes here.
✔ Deviantart related:
IDs, Gifts, "Happy Bday, DA" and things like that come under this folder.
✔ Doodles and Linearts:
You have linearts or other equal works? (Doesn't matter if it's digital, traditional, or a doodle or line art of an anthro) Please, put them into this folder.
Every wolf which looks more like a human (werewolves, human body+wolf head etc.) than an animal come under this folder so long as it is not a doodle, WIP, or line art
✔ Animation, Stamps, Miscelleanous:
Icons, animated gifs, stamps and other material which contains wolves are welcome.
Stories and poetry will be found here.
Pay attention to that what you're doing!
➏ We won't accept pictures which aren't (totally) done by yourself.
For example: screenshots, bases, manipulated (official) work, paintings of wolves with a photograph as a background, overpaintings or other thievery.
➐ Respect artworks and other pieces presented in the club. We don't want to see how you complain about other people's works or how you treat them. That doesn't fit to the dA policies and we will kick out person which won't follow them.
If these rules fail to be followed: