“Siberia: 18,000-year-old frozen 'dog' stumps scientists” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50586508
Amy Woodyatt “Is it a dog or is it a wolf? 18,000-year-old frozen puppy leaves scientists baffled” https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/frozen-puppy-intl-scli-scn/index.html
Researcher Dave Stanton at the Centre for Palaeogenetics in Sweden told CNN the DNA sequencing issue meant the animal could come from a population that is a common ancestor of both dogs and wolves.
"We have a lot of data from it already, and with that amount of data, you'd expect to tell if it was one or the other," he said.
We now have some news on the 18,000 year old #wolf or #dog puppy.— Centre for Palaeogenetics (@CpgSthlm) 2019年11月25日
Genome analyses shows it's a male. So we asked our Russian colleagues to name it...
Thus, the name of the puppy is Dogor!
Dogor is a Yakutian word for "friend", which seems very suitable. pic.twitter.com/epIz8mEpVW
なお、2017年に公刊されたLaura R. Botiguéらの研究は、犬の家畜化が２万～４万年前に始まった可能性を示唆している；
Laura R. Botigué, Shiya Song, Amelie Scheu, Shyamalika Gopalan, Amanda L. Pendleton, Matthew Oetjens, Angela M. Taravella, Timo Seregély, Andrea Zeeb-Lanz, Rose-Marie Arbogast, Dean Bobo, Kevin Daly, Martina Unterländer, Joachim Burger, Jeffrey M. Kidd & Krishna R. Veeramah “Ancient European dog genomes reveal continuity since the Early Neolithic” https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms16082