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  Canis Major - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canis_Major   (648 words)

 Canis latrans
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.
www.wtamu.edu /~rmatlack/Mammalogy/Species_accounts_2003/Canis_latrans_account.htm   (3347 words)

 Digimorph - Canis lupus lycaon (gray wolf)
Canis lupus, the gray wolf, arose in Eurasia about 1 million years ago, becoming one of the most widely distributed mammals by the end of the Pleistocene.
The skulls of Canis (wolves, coyote, jackals), Cuon (dhole), and Lycaon (African wild dog) exhibit a large frontal sinus that invades the post-orbital process of the frontal bone.
Radiographic and mechanical analyses of the dentaries of Canis lupus indicate that the jaws of the gray wolf are designed for relatively quick killing bites and bone crushing with the post-carnassial molars.
digimorph.org /specimens/Canis_lupus_lycaon   (957 words)

 JGI E. canis Home
canis infections are characterized by acute, subclinical, and chronic stages of infection.
canis is transmitted between dogs by the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus and is maintained in nature by persistent infection of both wild and domestic dogs.
canis by feeding on a persistently infected dog, and maintain the infection transtadially as the tick molts from stage to stage.
genome.jgi-psf.org /finished_microbes/ehrca/ehrca.home.html   (747 words)

 Digimorph - Canis familiaris (domestic dog - Chihuahua)
Currently, the hypothesis favored by the majority of researchers is the origination of dogs from the gray wolf, Canis lupus, but even that position has been challenged in the past.
Canis familiaris is actually the most morphologically variable mammal known to science.
Domestic dogs also tend to have smaller teeth than similarly sized wild species, since a reduction is tooth size is one of the first manifestations of domestication (Ruvinsky and Sampson 2001).
www.digimorph.org /specimens/Canis_familiaris   (975 words)

 Mycology Online -- Microsporum
canis are usually produced by this variant when subcultured onto polished rice grains.
canis is similar to that of Microsporum ferrugineum.
Microsporum canis is a zoophilic dermatophyte of world-wide distribution which is a frequent cause of ringworm in humans, especially children.
www.mycology.adelaide.edu.au /Fungal_Descriptions/Dermatophytes/Microsporum/Microsporum_canis.html   (203 words)

 Canis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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).
The Jackals used to be placed in their own genus: Thor.
It is an ancient genus (but very advanced), dating back to the Miocene.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canis   (127 words)

 The Academy of Natural Sciences - Museum - Joseph Leidy Online Exhibit - Canis dirus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1854, Francis Lick discovered a fragment of fossilized bone from the banks of the Ohio River near Evansville, Indiana.
To the left is a side view of the left maxilla (or upper jaw) of Canis dirus.
Canis dirus was about the same size as its modern relative, but it had shorter and more powerfully built legs.
www.acnatsci.org /museum/leidy/paleo/canis.html   (437 words)

 Dog Roundworms (Ascarids, Toxascaris leonina, Toxocara canis)
canis have a more complicated life cycle and a very effective way of making sure its species will be passed from generation to generation.
canis infection several ways: ingestion of eggs, ingestion of a transport host, or by larvae through the uterus or milk.
canis infections through ingestion of contaminated food or infected rodents, the numbers of encysted larvae they will carry as adults will be greatly reduced.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=2&articleid=762   (2339 words)

 Canis Major
Canis Major, the Great Dog, is visible during the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere.
Canis Major was one of the most important constellations in ancient times because the brightest star in the sky is part of it.
Canis Major is very easy to find during the months of November through March.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/the_universe/Constellations/canis_major.html   (228 words)

 Tierrechtsverein CANIS - Text Englisch
CANIS International is a politically and religiously independent non-profit organization.
Being an animal protection society, CANIS wants to raise public consciousness for the animal sufferings and deaths caused by humans as well as diminish or, at the best, put these sufferings to an end.
Due to this, CANIS regards itself as part of an international deep ecology (or “ecosophic”) movement trying to establish an alternative view of life according to which mankind should develop its creative potential in harmony with nature instead of destroying the ecosystem.
www.canis.info /wirueberuns/englishwelcome.htm   (386 words)

 Babesia canis: Tick Transmitted Piroplasmosis in Dogs
Babesia canis was formerly called Piroplasma canis, so you may hear infection with this parasite called 'canine piroplasmosis.' B.
canis is a one-celled parasite that infects dogs and other wild carnivores like wolves and fox.
The severity of signs may vary depending on the strain of parasite, the level of infection, and the immune status of the dog.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1621&articleid=720   (411 words)

 Canis Minor
Canis Minor, the little dog was thought to be a water dog since it stood on the edge of the Milky Way.
When Diana realized she was being watched, she became enraged and changed Actaeon into a stag that the hounds chased down.
Alpha Canis Minoris, Procyon (7h 39m +5° 14') is a white subgiant class F5 star.
starryskies.com /The_sky/constellations/canis_minor.html   (245 words)

 Canis familiaris - domestic dog, Canis familiaris (Carnivora: Canidae) @ Forestry Images   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Canis familiaris; Homo sapiens; Mus Musculus; Pan troglodytes; Rattus norvegicus.
Canis familiaris (dog) domesticated from wolves now provides insight into Canis familiaris is part of the genus Canidae, the family of carnivorous
Canis familiaris dingo - Dingo Range: Australia Size: 20 - 49 lb (9 - 22 kg).
hotinfoindex.com /?q=canis-familiaris   (158 words)

 Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department: Smooth Dogfish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The smooth dogfish was originally described as Squalus canis by Mitchill in 1815 and later changed to the currently valid name of Mustelus canis (Mitchill 1815).
Mustelus canis insularis (Heemstra 1997) has been described as a subspecies of the smooth dogfish, occurring in parts of the Caribbean Sea.
canis, however it differs in possessing a slightly higher dorsal fin and a longer caudal fin tip.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /fish/Gallery/Descript/SmoothDogfish/SmoothDogfish.html   (1344 words)

 Constellation Canis Major
Canis Major contains several bright stars making it conspicious in the night sky.
It is only 42,000 light years away making it to the nearest neighbour galaxy to our own one.
As the name associates Canis Major (lat.: canis=dog, major=greater) is thought to be one of the hunting dogs of Orion.
www.seds.org /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/canismajor.html   (478 words)

 Microsporum canis Species
The color is white to yellowish from the front and deep yellow to yellow-orange from the reverse.
Macroconidia are spindle-shaped, with an asymmetrical apical knob.
Microsporum canis differs from Microsporum audouinii by perforating hair and growing on polished rice grains.
www.doctorfungus.org /thefungi/microsporum_canis.htm   (231 words)

 Lioncrusher's Domain -- Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) facts and pictures
The determination of species and the size of the animal was done using recovered skulls.
This wolf's color is generally either gray or fl, the fls being the largest of the two.
A pure Arabian wolf's eyes are yellow; recent interbreeding with feral dogs has diluted the gene pool of this sub-species.
www.lioncrusher.com /animal.asp?animal=35&page=1   (1466 words)

 Canis Latrans' Main Page
Der Kojote - auch Nordamerikanischer Praeriewolf genannt Canis Latrans is Coyote.Descent to Avalon.
Canis Latrans is Coyote.Coyote is Canis Latrans.Descent to Avalon.Coyote Zen.
Canis Latrans is Coyote.Coyote is Canis Latrans.Descent to Avalon.
www.coyoteman.com   (260 words)

 ANIMAL Teachers: Warm-Blooded Ones: Canis Family
Known for their intelligence, adaptability, and opportunistic behaviors, Canis Family successfully lives in a wide range of habitats.
Members of Canis Family are adept at displaying their emotions.
Note: The Canis Family is a subfamily of Canidae, which also includes Dholes, Foxes, Maned Wolves, and Wild Dogs.
www.funkman.org /animal/mammal/canisfamily.html   (340 words)

 CANIS Welcome
CANIS is a wild and woolly thriller set on the streets of Houston.
Above, on the left, the CANIS Chapter One link will take you to the first page of chapter one so you can begin reading this mystery thriller.
The novel or book CANIS may be cross classified under the following genres: fiction, novel, murder mystery, mystery thriller, animal murder mystery, mysteries, suspense, suspense novels, horror novels, and whodunit or whodunits.
home.houston.rr.com /rarmstrong9/Canis_Welcome.htm   (481 words)

irius, the Dog Star, is the brightest star in the night sky at mag -1.44 and it dominates the constellation of Canis Major.
Canis Major, the "Big Dog" is one of Orion's hunting dogs.
Sirius is a binary star with a white dwarf companion named Sirius B, "The Pup".
www.astropix.com /HTML/B_WINTER/CA_MAJ.HTM   (148 words)

 Molecular and Antigenic Comparison of Ehrlichia canis Isolates from Dogs, Ticks, and a Human in Venezuela -- Unver et ...
We previously culture isolated a strain of Ehrlichia canis, the causative agent of canine ehrlichiosis, from a human in Venezuela.
Ehrlichia canis is a gram-negative obligatory intracellular bacterium with a tropism of canine monocytes and macrophages.
canis previously was not considered a human pathogen, we isolated a strain from a man in Venezuela and found that
jcm.asm.org /cgi/content/full/39/8/2788   (3250 words)

 Canis Major
Canis Major, the largest of Orion's two hunting dogs, might be chasing Lepus, the Rabbit, who is just in front of him.
Its name, "Murzim" means "The Announcer", as its appearance on the horizon signifies the approach of Sirius.
Indeed, unless one is studying cepheid variables, this is not a particularly fruitful area of the sky for the student of variable stars.
www.dibonsmith.com /cma_con.htm   (1009 words)

 Toxocara canis (canine roundworm)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The life cycle of Toxocara canis, a common roundworm of dogs, is similar to that of Ascaris lumbricoides, but with a few additional frills.
Rather, they remain in the dog's tissues as "second stage somatic larvae." If these second stage somatic larvae are in a female and she gets pregnant, transplacental infection of the fetus will occur.
Humans can also be infected with second stage somatic larvae of Toxocara canis, as well as the larvae of other species of nematodes, resulting in a condition known as visceral larval migrans or VLM.
www.biosci.ohio-state.edu /~parasite/toxocara.html   (328 words)

 Canis Panther, Dog Breed Information Center®, Canis Panthers
Canis Panthers are heavily muscled with a wide chest and jaw.
Their ears are cropped and tail docked and the rear dew claws are removed.
The Canis Panther is a very sensitive and loving animal to its family pack.
www.dogbreedinfo.com /canispanther.htm   (167 words)

 Canis Major Dwarf
In many respects such as size, orbit and the process of dissolution, the Canis Major Dwarf is similar to SagDEG, which had been discovered in 1994 and taken the place as the nearest known neighbor for nine years.
Some Milky Way globular clusters are loosely grouped around the nucleus of the Canis Major dwarf, and at least some of them may have their origin in the halo of this small galaxy, and may represent the remnant of its former globular cluster system: M79, NGC 1851, NGC 2298, and NGC 2808.
Detection of the Canis Major galaxy in the background of galactic open clusters.
seds.lpl.arizona.edu /messier/more/cma_dw.html   (494 words)

 Canis Major
Canis Major is usually seen as one of the two hunting dogs of the great hunter Orion.
The other dog is of course Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog.
Some say that the Dog is the fabulous canine known as Laelaps.
domeofthesky.com /clicks/cma.html   (295 words)

 (GCQT9M) Canis Micro by The NEOGeodogs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
You may be familiar with the constellations Canis Major and Canis Minor; Greek mythology says they were Orion's two hunting dogs.
While Canis Major was an incredibly fast hunting dog, and was honored by Zeus by being placed into the heavens to chase Lepus the Hare, and Canis Minor, the “lessor dog” was a water dog, also enshrined in the heavens, standing on the edge of the Milky Way.
Canis Micro liked to be the hunted, not the hunter, Canis Micro loved to go on long hikes with Orion while he searched for hidden containers.
www.geocaching.com /seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=636b6b51-d78c-4ab5-b99c-5eb7b6fa7f35   (467 words)

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