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Canis
Gray Wolf
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Canis
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

Canis adustus
Canis aureus
Canis dirus (extinct)
Canis latrans
Canis lupus
Canis mesomelas
Canis simensis

  C. lupus also includes dogs. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3000x2004, 904 KB) Description: Gray wolf Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Date: January 29, 2002 Photographer: John and Karen Hollingsworth File links The following pages link to this file: Gray Wolf Canis User talk:Jeffdelonge Farkas Wikipedia:List of images... “Gray Wolves” redirects here. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... Animalia redirects here. ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Subclasses Subclass Allotheria* Order Docodonta (extinct) Order Multituberculata (extinct) Order Palaeoryctoides (extinct) Order Triconodonta (extinct) Order Volaticotheria (extinct) Subclass Prototheria Order Monotremata Subclass Theria Infraclass Trituberculata (extinct) Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals characterized by the production of milk in females for the nourishment... This tigers sharp teeth and strong jaws are the classical physical traits expected from carnivorous mammalian predators A carnivore (IPA: ), meaning meat eater (Latin carne meaning flesh and vorare meaning to devour), is an animal that eats a diet consisting mainly of meat, whether it comes from live animals... Genera Alopex Atelocynus Canis Cerdocyon Chrysocyon Cuon Cynotherium † Dusicyon † Dasycyon Fennecus Lycalopex Lycaon Nyctereutes Otocyon Pseudalopex Speothos Urocyon Vulpes Wikispecies has information related to: Canidae Canidae is the family of carnivorous and omnivorous mammals commonly known as canines. ... Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as  , (May 23, 1707[1] – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[2] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ... Binomial name Canis adustus Sundevall, 1847 The Side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) is a member of the family Canidae, native to central and Southern African. ... Binomial name Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758 Golden Jackals (Canis aureus), also called Asiatic or Common Jackals, are small jackals native to northern and central Africa and southern Asia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Canis latrans Say, 1823 Coyote range The coyte (Canis latrans, meaning barking dog) also prairie wolf [2]) is a member of the Canidae (dog) family and a close relative of the Gray Wolf. ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... Binomial name Canis mesomelas Schreber, 1775 // The Black-backed jackal is an African canine with a fox-like appearance, tan fur, and a thick stripe of black and silver running down its back. ... Binomial name Canis simensis Ruppell, 1840 Map of the range of the Ethiopian Wolf. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ...

Canis is a genus that includes several of the modern wolf and jackal species, including the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) which is thought to be the ancestor of the Domestic Dog (Canis lupus familiaris). There are between 7 and 10 species, depending on the source that is used. The jackals used to be placed in their own genus: Thor, but that classification is never used now. Molecular evidence indicate that Cuon (Asiatic wild dog) is actually part of Canis. Other closely related genera are Lycaon (African wild dog) and, more distantly, Pseudalopex and other South American Foxes. There are a great many extinct species of the genus Canis. It is an old genus (but very advanced), dating back to the Miocene. For other uses of the word, please see Genus (disambiguation). ... Wolf or wolves may refer to: Look up wolf in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Species Canis aureus Canis adustus Canis mesomelas A jackal is any of three (sometimes four) small to medium-sized members of the family Canidae, found in Africa, Asia and Southeastern Europe[1]. (The name jackal is borrowed from Turkish Çakal which originates from Sanskrit: Srgālah [2]) Jackals fill a... “Gray Wolves” redirects here. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... See also H. P. Lovecrafts fictional monster Dhole Binomial name Cuon alpinus (Pallas, 1811) The Dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a mammal of the Canidae family. ... Lycaon, in Greek mythology, was a son of Priam and Laothoe. ... Species Pseudalopex culpaeus Pseudalopex fulvipes Pseudalopex griseus Pseudalopex gymnocercus Pseudalopex sechurae Pseudalopex vetulus Pseudalopex is the genus name for South American members of the Canidae family. ... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ...


Canis species and subspecies

Side-striped Jackal Golden Jackal Coyote
Canis adustus Canis aureus Canis latrans
Canis adustus adustus Canis aureus algirensis Canis latrans cagottis
Canis adustus bweha Canis aureus anthus Canis latrans clepticus
Canis adustus gray Canis aureus aureus Canis latrans dickeyi
Canis adustus kaffensis Canis aureus bea Canis latrans frustror
Canis adustus lateralis Canis aureus cruesemanni Canis latrans goldmani
Canis adustus notatus Canis aureus indicus Canis latrans hondurensis
Canis aureus lupaster Canis latrans impavidus
Canis aureus moreotica Canis latrans incolatus
Canis aureus naria Canis latrans jamesi
Canis aureus riparius Canis latrans latrans
Canis aureus soudanicus Canis latrans mearnsi
Canis aureus syriacus Canis latrans microdon
Canis latrans ochropus
Canis latrans peninsulae
Canis latrans texensis
Canis latrans thamnos
Canis latrans umpquensis
Canis latrans vigilis
Canis latrans colatus
Canis latrans harriscrooki
Canis latrans irvingtonensis
Canis latrans lestes
Canis latrans orcutti
Canis latrans riviveronis
Canis latrans var
Gray Wolf Black-backed Jackal Red Wolf Ethiopian Wolf
Canis lupus Canis mesomelas Canis rufus Canis simensis
Canis lupus albus Canis mesomelas mesomelas Canis rufus floridanus Canis simensis citernii
Canis lupus arabs Canis mesomelas schmidti Canis rufus gregoryi Canis simensis simensis
Canis lupus arctos Canis rufus rufus
Canis lupus baileyi Canis niger
Canis lupus communis
Canis lupus cubanensis
Canis lupus dingo
Canis lupus familiaris (dogs)
Canis lupus hattai
Canis lupus hodophilax
Canis lupus italicus
Canis lupus lycaon
Canis lupus lupaster
Canis lupus lupus
Canis lupus nubilus
Canis lupus occidentalis
Canis lupus pallipes

Binomial name Canis adustus Sundevall, 1847 The Side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) is a member of the family Canidae, native to central and Southern African. ... Binomial name Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758 Golden Jackals (Canis aureus), also called Asiatic or Common Jackals, are small jackals native to northern and central Africa and southern Asia. ... Binomial name Canis latrans Say, 1823 Coyote range The coyte (Canis latrans, meaning barking dog) also prairie wolf [2]) is a member of the Canidae (dog) family and a close relative of the Gray Wolf. ... Canis latrans mearnsi, also known as the Mearns coyote, is the sub-species of coyote native to the American Southwest. ... “Gray Wolves” redirects here. ... Binomial name Canis mesomelas Schreber, 1775 // The Black-backed jackal is an African canine with a fox-like appearance, tan fur, and a thick stripe of black and silver running down its back. ... Binomial name Canis rufus Audubon & Bachman, 1851 The Red Wolf (Canis rufus), is the rarest and most endangered of all wolves[]. It is thought that its original distribution included much of eastern North America, where Red Wolves were found from Pennsylvania in the east, Florida in the south, and Texas... Binomial name Canis simensis Ruppell, 1840 Map of the range of the Ethiopian Wolf. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus albus Kerr, 1792 Tundra wolf range The Tundra Wolf (Canis lupus albus) is a subspecies of the Gray Wolf that can be found throughout northern Europe and Asia, primarily in the northern arctic and boreal regions of Russia. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus arabs Schreber, 1775 Arabian wolf range The Arabian wolf (Canis lupus arabs) is a subspecies of the Gray Wolf. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus arctos Pocock, 1935 Arctic Wolf range Main article: Gray Wolf The Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos), also called Polar Wolf or White Wolf, is a mammal of the Canidae family, and a subspecies of the Gray Wolf. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus baileyi (Nelson & Goldman, 1929) Mexican wolf range The Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) is the rarest, most genetically distinct subspecies of the Gray Wolf in North America. ... This article is about North American mammal . ... Trinomial name Canis lupus communis Schreber, 1775 Russian wolf range The Russian Wolf (Canis lupus communis) is among the largest subspecies of the Gray Wolf in the world. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus cubanensis Schreber, 1775 Caspian Sea wolf range Main article: Gray Wolf The Caspian Sea Wolf (Canis lupus cubanensis) is a critically endangered subspecies of the gray wolf, and was once found throughout the area between the Caspian and Black seas. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus dingo (Meyer, 1793) Breed classification Breed standards (external link) ANKC For other uses, see Dingo (disambiguation). ... For other members of the dog family, see Canidae. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus hattai Kishida, 1931 The Hokkaido Wolf (Canis lupus hattai )), also known as the Ezo Wolf, is one of the two extinct subspecies of the Gray Wolf that have been called the Japanese Wolf. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus hodophilax (Temminck, 1839) The term Japanese Wolf ) refers to two extinct subspecies of the Gray Wolf. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus italicus Italian wolf range Main article: Gray Wolf The Italian Wolf (Canis lupus italicus) known locally as Lupo, is a subspecies of the Grey Wolf found in the Apennine Mountains in Italy. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus lycaon Schreber, 1775 Eastern Timber wolf range The Eastern Timber Wolf (Canis lupus lycaon) is an endangered subspecies of the Gray Wolf and is native to North America. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus lupaster C. lupus lupaster range in red The Egyptian Wolf (Canis lupus lupaster) is a critically endangered subspecies of wolf found in northern Egypt and northeastern Libya. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus lupus (Linnaeus, 1758) Eurasian wolf range The Eurasian Wolf (Canis lupus lupus), also known as the Common Wolf, is a subspecies of the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus occidentalis Mackenzie Valley wolf range The Mackenzie Valley Wolf (Canis lupus occidentalis) is perhaps the largest subspecies of the Gray Wolf. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus pallipes (Reginald Innes Pocock, 1941) Present distribution of Indian wolf in light blu The Indian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), also known as the Indian Gray Wolf or the Peninsular Gray Wolf, is the small subspecies of the Grey Wolf. ...

Prehistoric species

  • Canis acutus
  • Canis africanus
  • Canis anceps
  • Canis antiquus
  • Canis apolloniensis
  • Canis armbrusteri
  • Canis arnensis
  • Canis atrox
  • Canis avus
  • Canis brachypus
  • Canis brevirostris
  • Canis cautleyi
  • Canis cedazoensis
  • Canis chiliensis
  • Canis cipio
  • Canis condoni
  • Dire wolf Canis dirus
  • Canis edwardii
  • Canis ensenadensis
  • Canis etruscus
  • Canis falconeri
  • Canis ferox
  • Canis khomenkoi
  • Canis kuruksaensis
  • Canis lepophagus
  • Canis lupaster
  • Canis lycanoides
  • Canis majori
  • Canis medius
  • Canis megamastoides
  • Canis michauxi
  • Canis moreni
  • Canis mosbachensis
  • Canis nehringi
  • Canis neschersensis
  • Canis palaeoplatensis
  • Canis petenyi
  • Canis protojubatus
  • Canis protoplatensis
  • Canis robustus
  • Canis strandi
  • Canis suessi
  • Canis temerarius
  • Canis terblanchei
  • Canis troglodytes
  • Canis ursinus
  • Canis variabilis
  • Canis velaunus
  • Canis volgensis
  • Canis yuanmoensis
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Canis Major - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (648 words)
Canis Major (Latin for the greater dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemy's list of 48 constellations.
Canis Major's alpha star Sirius is the brightest star besides the Sun as seen from Earth.
Roman myth also refers to Canis Major as Custos Europae, the dog guarding Europa but failing to prevent her abduction by Jupiter in the form of a bull; and as Janitor Lethaeus, the watchdog of Hell.
Canis latrans (3347 words)
Canis latrans is considered a medium-sized mammal with erect pointed ears, slender muzzle and a bushy tail (Messier and Barrette 1982; Bowen 1980; Bekoff 1995).
Canis latrans will spend more time resting than hunting when carrion is available, although it would not be their first choice of meat; they would much rather have fresh meat (Wells and Bekoff 1982).
Canis latrans social structure is affected by the amount of food available (Bowen 1980; Reichel 1991) and distinguishes whether the coyote has a home-range or a territorial range.
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