Game of Thrones - "Winter Is Coming" Necklace
What is a Dire Wolf?
Quick Dire Wolf Facts
- Lived during the Rancholabrean North American Land Mammal Age
- Lived in North America
- Weighed half as much as a panda bear
- Was twice as long as a coyote
- It was a carnivore
- May have hunted horses
About the Dire Wolf
Dire Wolf was one of the largest ancestral canines to have ever walk the Earth. It lived approximately 240,000 years ago to 11,000 years ago – what is also known as the Rancholabrean North American Land Mammal Age. It was first discovered in the mid-nineteenth century and was named by Joseph Leidy in 1858.
If you look at Dire Wolf pictures, then you might think that these animals were like large dogs. However, that wouldn’t be entirely accurate. While dire wolves are related to dogs, they are more like a distant cousin to them. Dire wolves are more closely related to Grey Wolves – a species in which all dogs are descended from. So while they aren’t a direct descendant to dogs, they are related.
Dire Wolves were living comfortably in North America when Grey Wolves crossed the Siberian Land Bridge into North America. And while there is no evidence that these two species of animals were mortal enemies, it is probably likely that both of them competed for the same prey. Read more at: https://www.newdinosaurs.com/dire-wolf/
ABOUT THE GAME OF THRONES "WINTER IS COMING" NECKLACE ON THE GEEK LEAK
Pendant Size: 25mm
Chain Type: Link Chain
Metals Type: Tin Alloy