Timber Wolves (canis lupus), also known as Grey Wolves, are large carnivores. They have a great sense of smell, as well as great hearing abilities.
They first evolved about 1,000,000 years ago in Eurasia, and then came to America about 750,000 years ago.
They can live in many kinds of places, like prairies, forests, tundras, brushlands, mountains, and deserts. They are common in many areas in the northern hemisphere.
MORPHOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR EVIDENCE
The close relatives of Timber Wolves show that there are many other animals that share the same qualities.
Homologous structures are bone structures in different species' that have different functions, but have very similar structures. Even though they perform very different functions, this shows that there is a likely chance of a common ancestor in the past.
The bone structures in bird's wings are very similar to the bone structures in the legs of wolves.
The bones in the arms of humans are similar to the bones in the legs of wolves, but they perform different functions
Vestigial structures are structures or parts of animals that the animal no longer needs, but used to be important to the ancestors of that species.
Not all of them have it, but many timber wolves or other kinds are born with a "Dewclaw," or an extra claw that is not used and doesn't touch the ground. The ancestors of the wolves used these claws to help them climb trees, as they evolved from tree climbing animals called "miacis."