This article presents a mandibula fragment of a wolf pup (Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758), found on the Zandmotor between Monster and Kijkduin (The Netherlands). It has been radiocarbon dated to 47.6 – 42.1 kcal BP. It is the third dated fossil of a wolf from the Dutch North Sea area, and therefore an important confirmation that the wolf was part of the late Pleistocene mammoth fauna of the North Sea area. We place the find in the context of recent discoveries of wolf pups in the Canadian and Siberian permafrost, and particularly of earlier finds of wolves from the Netherlands and the North Sea, the age of which is in many cases only estimated on the basis of colour and degree of fossilization.
|Publication status||Accepted - 01 May 2020|