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Near Interior in Jackson County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

It's a Dog's Life

 
 
It''s a Dog''s Life Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 10, 2017
1. It''s a Dog''s Life Marker
Inscription.

Dogs have changed and adapted over millions of years. Members of the dog lineage gradually evolved in to the wolf by growing longer, stronger legs and a shorter tail. This increased size led to increased strength and power to hunt food and escape predators. Today's wolf and modern domestic dogs are descendants of early canids.

Hesperocyon
This early dog, or canid, was a small, active hunter with a long body and tail, but short legs.

Wolf
Humans domesticated the wolf and bred canine varieties, linking early canids to modern-day dogs.

Living Dog Breeds
Hesperocyon is an ancestor of today's dogs - "Man's best friend."

Dog
Hesperocyon

Hesperocyon was one of the earliest members of the dog family, but it looked more like a weasel or mongoose.
 
Erected by Badlands National Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 43° 46.326′ N, 102° 0.261′ W. Marker is near Interior, South Dakota, in Jackson County. Marker is on State Highway 240. Touch for map. This marker is part of the Fossil Trail Exhibit. The Fossil Trail Exhibit is located 5 miles west of the Ben Reifel
It''s a Dog''s Life Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 10, 2017
2. It''s a Dog''s Life Marker
Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Interior SD 57750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reading the Rocks (here, next to this marker); Dying to Become a Fossil (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight for Survival (within shouting distance of this marker); Off to the Races (within shouting distance of this marker); See Ya Later, Alligator (within shouting distance of this marker); Titanic Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Under the Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); What a Find! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Interior.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Badlands National Park. (Submitted on January 21, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. AnimalsPaleontologyParks & Recreational Areas
 
Fossil Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 10, 2017
3. Fossil Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Last updated on January 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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