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  Dire Wolf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first specimen of a Dire Wolf was found by Francis Lick on the banks of the Ohio River near Evansville, Indiana in 1854, but the vast majority of fossils recovered have been from the La Brea Tar Pits in California.
The legs of the Dire Wolf were proportionally shorter and sturdier than those of the Gray Wolf, which suggests that the Dire Wolf was a poorer runner, and that like the hyenas, the Dire Wolf may have scavenged for food or hunted large, slower-moving prey.
Dire Wolf is the clans name for the OmniMech Daishi in the Battletech universe.
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 The Evolution of wolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thus, the wolf and the animals it preys upon (the ungulates) evolved from a common ancestor from which they both inherited their intelligence and their ability to run swiftly for long periods of time.
Dire wolves were heavier and more powerfully built than modern gray wolves, and the two co-existed together in North America for roughly 400 000 years.
Dire wolves, along with saber-toothed cats, giant bison, giant beavers, ground sloths and mammoths all went extinct during the Pleistocene (the epoch that began 1.8 million years ago).
canidae.ca /EVOLUTIO.HTM   (891 words)

 Sedes Draconis: Dire Wolf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The dire wolves have some presence on the edges of the Yari savanna, but there they are in fierce competition with the trolls and the Yari dogs.
Dire wolf pups are born blind (and deaf).
Dire wolves scavenge edged metal tools made by others, but only when they find tools that can be carried in their jaws, and can be used without much difficulty.
www.sedesdraconis.com /index.cgi?Dire_Wolf   (1239 words)

 Dire Wolf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This, combined with the massive teeth of the dire wolf, may indicate that it was not much of a hunter, but instead filled the role of a scavenger.
The dire wolf was one of the species that went extinct about 10,000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene Epoch.
Dire wolf photograph by Geoff Habiger of a specimen in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C..
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Researchers suspect that dire wolves, due to their scavenging nature, scattered the bones of animals they killed or that were killed by other prey.
The dire wolf, however, was one of the animals that did not survive.
Perhaps the dire wolf depended on scavenging the remains of the large herbivores of the last Ice Age.
www.angelfire.com /d20/stormynightwolfpack/Origin.html   (603 words)

 World of the Wolf - Canis dirus
The Dire wolf is the largest canid known to have ever existed.
Remains of the dire wolf are widespread in North America, but the greatest concentrations are found in California and Florida.
Another difference is in the structure of the legs, as those of the dire wolf are rather shorter in relation to the body.
www.naturalworlds.org /wolf/history/Canis_dirus.htm   (794 words)

 Goldenwolf's Dire Wolf Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dire wolves had smaller brains than their gray wolf cousins, so it is believed that the dire wolf was not as intelligent at the gray wolf.
The overall size is roughly the same since the dire wolf was, on average, the size of a large gray wolf.
Dire wolves were massive - Actually, while they were a bit larger than the grey wolf, overall they were much the same size and mass, but perhaps a bit heavier.
www.goldenwolfen.com /artist/direwolves   (714 words)

 Dire Wolf Canis dirus - Wolf Source   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The brain case of the dire wolf is also smaller than that of a similarly-sized gray wolf.
The fact that the lower part of the legs of the dire wolf are proportionally shorter than those of the gray wolf, indicates that the dire wolf was probably not a good a runner as the gray wolf.
This idea is supported by the fact that dire wolf teeth frequently have large amounts of wear on their crowns.
www.wolfsource.org /direwolf.html   (413 words)

 Return to the Ice Age - The La Brea Exploration Guide
During the last Ice Age, dire wolves were quite common in the Rancho La Brea area.
This wolf is very closely related to the modern timber wolf (also found at Rancho La Brea), but had slight physical differences, such as larger teeth and shorter limbs.
Dire wolves may have become injured in much the same way while chasing ancient bison or horses.
www.tarpits.org /education/guide/flora/wolf.html   (160 words)

 Wolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The dire wolf was one of the animals that did not survive the last Ice Age.
the dire wolf depended on scavanging the remains of the large herbivores.
Today the red wolf population is at 300 captive animals in zoos and captive breeding facilities.
www.greenapple.com /~jorp/amzanim/direwolf.htm   (817 words)

 The Annotated "Dire Wolf"
The song "Dire Wolf" was inspired, at least in name, by watching the Hound of the Baskervilles on TV with Garcia.
The Wolf was actually Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan and Lord of Badenoch, the son of Scotland's King Robert II.
The Wolf himself was discovered dead in the banqueting hall, his body seemingly unmarked, though the nails in his boots had all been ripped out.
arts.ucsc.edu /gdead/agdl/direwolf.html   (2602 words)

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This specimen of a dire wolf upper jaw (maxilla) was excavated from a cave in Pulaski County, Missouri.
The jaws of the dire wolf and grey wolf also show the larger size of the dire wolf's teeth.
Perhaps the dire wolf depended on scavanging the remains of the large herbivores of the last Ice Age.
www.museum.state.il.us /exhibits/larson/canis.html   (807 words)

 World of the Wolf - Evolution
The dire wolf and grey wolf shared the continent for nearly half a million years, until the dire wolf, along with many other large Pleistocene species, died out in the great ice age extinction of 16,000 years ago.
Alternatively, the red wolf could also merely be an unusual variety of Pleistocene wolf which became geographically isolated from other populations, and now has a very confined range.
The red wolf gene pool was in recent times flooded with coyote influence because of the difficulty red wolves encountered in finding mates of their own kind.
www.naturalworlds.org /wolf/history/evolution.htm   (476 words)

 Dire Wolf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The dire wolf was not simply a bigger version of the wolf as we know it but had a much different body type; heavy, solid and thick; not, one would guess, easy to tip over.
If all the dire wolf had to do was show up at something already dead to get its food it may well have had a low metabolism.
Something else the dire wolf may not have been in comparison to Canis lupus is intelligent.
www.wolfca.com /FALL/Dire.html   (382 words)

 Dire Wolf :: d20srd.org
Dire wolves are mottled gray or fl, about 9 feet long and weighing some 800 pounds.
Dire wolves prefer to attack in packs, surrounding and flanking a foe when they can.
A dire wolf that hits with a bite attack can attempt to trip its opponent (+11 check modifier) as a free action without making a touch attack or provoking an attack of opportunity.
www.d20srd.org /srd/monsters/direWolf.htm   (217 words)

 Mexican Gray Wolf (DesertUSA)
A small population of the sub-species Mexican Wolf once existed in higher elevations of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts of Mexico but is now extinct in its native habitat.
The Gray Wolf has a tendency to look lean and rangy somewhat like a coyote, but it is larger and carries its tail high rather than low.
The Mexican Wolf is the rarest, southernmost and most genetically distinct sub-species of the Gray Wolf in North America.
www.desertusa.com /mag98/mar/papr/du_mexwolf.html   (956 words)

 DIRE WOLF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In American mythology, the dire wolf is a menacing creature with fierce eyes and steel-like fangs, lurking in the darkness and in the song, "Dire Wolf," concertized by Grateful Dead.
Actually, the dire wolf was only slightly larger than the modern grey wolf.
Remains of nearly 2000 dire wolves have been exhumed from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, but the type specimen is the jawbone of the Evansville dire wolf, now preserved in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
faculty.evansville.edu /ck6/bstud/direwolf.html   (340 words)

 Chronology of Wolf Evolution
Wherever dire wolves and gray wolves occur together, gray wolves tend to be smaller.
The dire wolf ranges from coast to coast in North America and from southern Canada to South America.
The results indicate that (1) the eastern Canadian wolf is not a gray wolf, (2) the eastern Canadian wolf and the red wolf are very closely related, and (3) the eastern North American wolves are more closely related to the coyote than to the gray wolf.
www.searchingwolf.com /wevolve.htm   (1343 words)

 Dire Wolves: A Preview of the GURPS Bestiary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The dire wolf is the sturdy but slow precursor of the modern wolf.
Dire wolves are active both day and night, traveling in packs ranging from four to forty animals.
Scavengers by nature, dire wolves prey upon animals in distress -- the injured, the old, the abandoned young.
www.sjgames.com /gurps/Roleplayer/Roleplayer7/BestiaryPreview.html   (492 words)

 The Arreat Summit - Druid: Summoning Skills   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Though the wolf is already fierce in combat, its savagery becomes greatly inflamed as it consumes the corpses of fallen foes.
Dire Wolves are a clear replacement for the Spirit Wolves.
Many players prefer 3 Dire Wolves to the Grizzly Bear but Grizzly Bears can be very powerful if you place max points in Grizzly Bear, and build up their Life by placing points in Dire Wolf.
www.bnetd.org /diablo2exp/skills/druid-summoning.shtml   (1074 words)

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This species of wolf is closely related to the gray wolf, but had many different physical characteristics.
The Dire wolf remains show similar injuries to those found on modern timber wolf and gray wolf.
The Dire wolf is speculated to have received the same type of injuries from the Western horse, Ancient bison or Long-horn bison.
hoopermuseum.earthsci.carleton.ca /labrea/candir.htm   (204 words)

 Dire Wolf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Dire Wolf was a powerful creature, but now he is extinct.
The Dire Wolf lived during the last Ice Age and it ranged all throughout the Western Hemisphere.
The only difference between the Dire Wolf and the Timber Wolf is the size of their teeth and the Dire Wolf is a little bit smaller than the Timber Wolf.
www.meta-religion.com /Paranormale/Cryptozoology/Extinct_animals/dire_wolf.htm   (307 words)

 IGN: Dungeon Siege 2
Armed with vicious jaws and an intimidating howl, the dire wolf is a formidable foe to all who have the misfortune of facing it.
The Dire Wolf is unfailingly loyal to those who care for it, and will fight to the death to protect them.
The Tomb of the Champion is a relic of the First Age, and a monument to one of the champions of the Northern Reaches -- a kingdom allied with Azunai, the Defender.
pc.ign.com /articles/588/588995p1.html   (753 words)

 Dire Wolf - Clan OmniMech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Slow but lethal, the Dire Wolf is an assault 'Mech in the purest sense, able to wade through almost any defenses.
The Dire Wolf is a favorite 'Mech among Clan Smoke Jaguar forces, who have used it to break through Kurita defenses time and again.
Wolf's Dragoons Colonel Natasha Kerensky, later the Khan of Clan Wolf, favors a Dire Wolf configuration that she has designated Widowmaker.
ppc.warhawkenterprises.com /mechbay/direwolf.html   (726 words)

 Druid Warrior Summoned Creatures
One for one, there is no comparison, the Dire Bear is far stronger then a single Dire Wolf, but with three Dire Wolves, enemies can be distracted and forced to spread out their attacks among four targets instead of just two.
While the Spirit Wolf could be confused with a normal wolf to anyone not looking too closely, the dire wolf will never be confused with a normal wolf.
Due to their appearance, Dire Wolves are often mistaken for evil creatures and are banned from most populated areas, except for cities in the Great Northern Wilderness, where Druid Warriors are most common.
homepage.mac.com /cheethorne/Palladium/druidwarriorcreatures.htm   (5257 words)

 The Academy of Natural Sciences - Museum - Joseph Leidy Online Exhibit - Canis dirus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leidy determined that it was a new species of wolf and in 1855 named it Canis primaevus.
The dire wolf was closely related to the modern timberwolf (Canis lupus), which has also been found in Pleistocene deposits.
This has led some scientists to conclude that the dire wolf had a very powerful bite and was capable of crushing bone.
www.acnatsci.org /museum/leidy/paleo/canis.html   (437 words)

 Warcraft III - Orcs -> Units -> Dire Wolf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A dire wolf created by the Far Seer.
Dire Wolves are summoned units on a timer which lasts 60 seconds.
Gives a 20% chance that the Dire Wolf will do more damage on its attacks.
www.bnetd.org /war3/orc/units/direwolf.shtml   (44 words)

 dire wolf - Search Results - MSN Encarta
dire wolf - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The major archaeological activities of the year included the exploration of a Minoan city that may have been the basis for the legend of Atlantis and investigations of two North American sites that provide the best evidence yet recovered for the presence of man in the New World before the end of...
Wolf, carnivore related to the jackal and domestic dog.
ca.encarta.msn.com /dire+wolf.html   (125 words)

 San Diego Museum of Man - Footsteps Through Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cast of a dire wolf found in the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, made by Mary Odano, Valley Anatomical Preparation, Chatsworth, California.
The dire wolf is a close relative of today's gray wolf; however, its legs were shorter and its head and teeth larger.
The dire wolf's large, strong teeth were for crushing bones and it may have hunted in packs like modern hyenas.
www.abouthumanevolution.org /html/site/thedig.htm   (286 words)

 Iron Wind Metals' Agora - Powered by XMB 1.9.1 Nexus
And your point about the exploding Dire Wolf has a little truth but the only thing that will explode is the Gauss since the Dire Wolf will get rid of his AMS ammo on the first round as well as 1 ton of his Streak ammo.
This is true, the best way to use the Arcas againts a Dire Wolf is to snipe, but the Dire Wolf player should have enpigh terrain to hide behind that the Arcas wont be able to get very good shots if he even has any.
I'd rather have the Arcas then the Dire Wolf if I'm on a strike mission; the Dire Wolf is going to have to fight though enemies, the Arcas at least has a chance to evade and bypass them.
www.ironwindmetals.com /agora/viewthread.php?tid=274   (2898 words)

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