Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

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Re: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

Post by pickledham » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:59 pm

WolfNature wrote:Hi,

I've posted couple of articles about dire wolves in my own website, which is about wolves, but I don't know is it appropriate to post link here. If it is - I will post link directly to my articles. The information is gathered by me from few sources.

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Re: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

Post by Nordue » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:31 pm

  • Hey WolfNature,

    If you have information that you think would be an accurate contribution to this topic, then by all means please do share with us here!

    pickledham's suggestion is also valid, if you would like to start your own topic in GWD for the links. But there's no harm in adding information to this topic as well, so the choice is yours!

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Re: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

Post by La Striata » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:24 am

Look up "Beringian wolf". This was a true grey wolf that evolved into a dire wolf-like creature in Alaska, but failed to expand further south due to true dire wolves already being there.
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Post by iIida » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:16 am

Thanks for this information! I've heard some things about Dire Wolves. I am most interested in a variety of colors and sizes. Also, their life. I am looking for still more information and videos of Dire Wolves.

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Re: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

Post by AobaRhyme » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:51 pm

This was really cool to read about. I've heard about dire wolves but i didn't really bother to read about them for a while. Thanks for the information!

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Re: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

Post by hcj » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:27 am

Yeah a lot of people in the game when they describe they say they are dire wolves. At the time i had only heard of them so i decided to do some research. So yeah i would agree with all the people that said dire wolves are cool. But I do have one question what does dire exactly mean?
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Re: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

Post by D0m » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:42 am

hcj wrote:What does dire exactly mean?
Dire has many meanings, in English it means to cause or involve in fear or suffering, to indicate trouble or disaster to say how urgent something is.

Originally it's a French word meaning to say something.

But Canis Dirus however, means fearsome dog.

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Post by D0m » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:08 pm

Yeah, I always wanted to know more about this species...
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Re: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

Post by MimpiDreams » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:26 pm

AobaRhyme wrote:This was really cool to read about. I've heard about dire wolves but i didn't really bother to read about them for a while. Thanks for the information!
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Post by valkea » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:27 pm

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Re: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

Post by LakotaTheOmega » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:16 am

Dire wolves seem really interesting!
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Post by Pegasos » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:44 am

I've been always into history! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

Post by Sanchorocks » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:49 pm

That's wild! I never knew that they were more closely related to the coyote than the gray wolf...thanks for sharing!
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Post by Koa » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:44 pm

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