Yesterday, my paper (submitted in 2016!!!!) was finally published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
It’s about fossil canids (dogs) of Central California. Five to six million years ago, the area around Modesto and Turlock hosted four species of dog. All are now extinct. One is closely related to our modern red foxes. A second is another fox-like species. And the last two were bone-cracking dogs of the genus Borophagus, the likes of whom we no longer have today. So metal!
This work wouldn’t have been possible without collaborators at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California State University, Stanislaus. Check it out here!