1. Scientists Have Sequenced Dire Wolf DNA. Thanks, Science!  WIRED
  2. Dire wolves were real—and even stranger than we thought  National Geographic
  3. The legendary dire wolf may not have been a wolf at all  Science Magazine
  4. The dire wolf was a distinct species, different from the gray wolf, biologists discover  Phys.org
  5. Prehistoric dire wolves looked different than those on 'Game of Thrones,' study suggests  NBC News
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The creatures made famous by Game of Thrones went extinct some 13,000 years ago. Now geneticists know a little more about where they come from.The creatures made famous by Game of Thrones went extinct some 13,000 years ago. Now geneticists know a little more about where they come from.

Scientists Have Sequenced Dire Wolf DNA. Thanks, Science! | WIRED

North America’s “top dog” traveled a lonely evolutionary pathNorth America’s “top dog” traveled a lonely evolutionary path

The legendary dire wolf may not have been a wolf at all | Science | AAAS

The iconic, prehistoric dire wolf, which prowled through Los Angeles and elsewhere in the Americas over 11 millennia ago, was a distinct species from the slightly smaller gray wolf, an international team ...

The dire wolf was a distinct species, different from the gray wolf, biologists discover

A study of extinct dire wolf DNA reveals surprises, including that the carnivores, made famous as fictional pets in Game of Thrones, weren't closely related to wolves.A study of extinct dire wolf DNA reveals surprises, including that the carnivores, made famous as fictional pets in Game of Thrones, weren't closely related to wolves.

Dire wolves were real—and even stranger than we thought

The remains of more than 4,000 now extinct dire wolves have been excavated from La Brea Tar Pits in California and examined by experts from Durham University.The remains of more than 4,000 now extinct dire wolves have been excavated from La Brea Tar Pits in California and examined by experts from Durham University.

Fossils prove 6ft-long dire wolves 'split' from species 6m years ago  | Daily Mail Online

New research shows real-life dire wolves didn’t interbreed with gray wolves and may not have looked just like their popular portrayalsNew research shows real-life dire wolves didn’t interbreed with gray wolves and may not have looked just like their popular portrayals

Prehistoric dire wolves looked different than those on 'Game of Thrones,' study suggests

A study reveals new information about the dire wolf, including when it diverged from living wolves and where it originated.A study reveals new information about the dire wolf, including when it diverged from living wolves and where it originated.

This beloved 'Game of Thrones' creature has a shocking evolutionary history

The extinct giant canids were a remarkable example of convergent evolutionThe extinct giant canids were a remarkable example of convergent evolution

Dire Wolves Were Not Really Wolves, New Genetic Clues Reveal - Scientific American

DNA evidence shows that the now-famous -- and extinct -- dire wolf species couldn't mate with gray wolves.DNA evidence shows that the now-famous -- and extinct -- dire wolf species couldn't mate with gray wolves.

Game of Thrones dire wolves were real. We now know why they went extinct - CNET

Despite the long success of this species, very little is known about them, including their origins and reasons for their demise. New research is helping to fill these gaps.Despite the long success of this species, very little is known about them, including their origins and reasons for their demise. New research is helping to fill these gaps.

The Story of Real-Life Dire Wolves Is Finally Emerging

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Ancient DNA from dire wolf fossils shows the creatures portrayed as mythical beasts were a mere distant relative of modern species, new research in Nature jou...Ancient DNA from dire wolf fossils shows the creatures portrayed as mythical beasts were a mere distant relative of modern species, new research in Nature jou...

Real dire wolves more intriguing than myth | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun | Bellingen, NSW

The species’ remarkable genetic isolation from other wolves may have contributed to its demise.The species’ remarkable genetic isolation from other wolves may have contributed to its demise.

For the giant, aloof dire wolves, the real threat to their existence can be summed up by the phrase "Summer is coming", according to new research published in Nature magazine.For the giant, aloof dire wolves, the real threat to their existence can be summed up by the phrase "Summer is coming", according to new research published in Nature magazine.

Prehistoric dire wolves made famous by the TV series Game of Thrones prowled the Earth for thousands of years before being wiped out at the end of the Ice Age.Prehistoric dire wolves made famous by the TV series Game of Thrones prowled the Earth for thousands of years before being wiped out at the end of the Ice Age.

Dire wolves far apart from other canines - study

Researchers have reconstructed the evolutionary history of the famous wolf species called dire wolves for the first time.Have you ever heard of dire wolves? You’ll probably say “Yes” if you are a fan of the TV show Game of Thrones. This canine species appears in the iconic TV series, where it is known as a ‘direwolf’

Beyond Game of Thrones: Study Reveals Secrets of Real Dire Wolves | Ancient Origins