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  ADW: Canis lupus: Information
Gray wolves can be distinguished from red wolves (Canis rufus) by their larger size, broader snout, and shorter ears.
They are distinguished from coyotes (Canis latrans) by being 50 to 100% larger and having a broader snout and larger feet.
Except for red wolves (Canis rufus), all living North American wolves are considered to be Canis lupus -- a total (as of 1997) of 32 recognized subspecies.
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  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.
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 Annuaire gratuit 123 chien : Bienvenue sur l'annuaire !
Le chien (Canis lupus familiaris) est un mammifère domestique de la famille des canidés, proche du loup.
Le chien n'est plus, pour le moment, considéré comme une espèce à part entière mais comme une sous-espèce de Canis lupus.
Les anciennes appellations scientifiques du chien, Canis canis ou encore Canis familiaris, ne sont donc plus d'actualité.
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 Digimorph - Canis familiaris (domestic dog - Chihuahua)
The origin of the domestic dog, Canis familiaris, has been a source of confusion and controversy for many years.
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.
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  Reference Encyclopedia - Dog
The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora.
In 1993, dogs were reclassified as a subspecies of the gray wolf, Canis lupus, by the Smithsonian Institution and the American Society of Mammalogists.
The constellations Canes Venatici, Canis Major and Canis Minor are named from the Latin word for "dog," for their perceived resemblance to dogs.
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  Dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1993, dogs were reclassified as a subspecies of the gray wolf, Canis lupus, by the Smithsonian Institution and the American Society of Mammalogists.
The constellations Canes Venatici, Canis Major and Canis Minor are named from the Latin word for "dog," for their perceived resemblance to dogs.
Although all wolves belong to the species Canis lupus, there are (or were) many subspecies that had developed a distinctive appearance, social structure, and other traits.
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 Vocal Dog Forum :: View topic - Canis lupus familiaris VS. Canis familiaris
Canis lupus familiaris -- the official classification since 1993 (as decreed by the American Society of Mammologists).
Canis familiaris -- the "old" classification, putting the dog in its own taxonomy of the Canis genus.
Under that thought, I'd say Canis lupus familiaris is more "correct" as dogs and wolves can create fertile offspring.
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 dog@Everything2.com
When riches take wing and reputation falls to pieces he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.
The common dog is no longer referred to as canis familiaris, but as canis lupus familiaris.
A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (C. familiaris).
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 1: Introduction
In 1993, the dog (Canis lupus familiaris) was reclassified under the species status of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, the internationally recognized taxonomical publication, printed by the Smithsonian Institute and the American Society of Mammalogists.
So the timber wolf (Canis lupus nubilus), the arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos), and the dog (Canis lupus familiaris) are all subspecies under the genetic umbrella of the gray wolf.
David Mech (1970) summed up the problems inherent in the taxonomical classification of the various subspecies of Canis lupus, claiming that because of the interbreeding, or intergradation, of wolves, there is a melding of traits that are generally used to determine one subspecies from another.
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 Canis Lupus # They mature the latest, at 3 years.
Canis lupus orion (Greenland Wolf) No evidence exists that this is a let species.
Canis lupus manningi (Baffin Island Tundra Wolf) Smallest the arctic wolves.
Canis lupus griseoalbus (Manitoba Wolf) Supposedly to roams in central Manitoba northern Saskatchewan.
www.taillat.fr /Canis/Canis_lupus.html   (775 words)

  
 Dog
Dog, in common usage, refers to the domestic pet dog, Canis lupus familiaris (originally classified as Canis familiaris by Linnaeus in 1758, but reclassified as a subspecies of the wolf, Canis lupus, by the Smithsonian Institution and the American Society of Mammalogists in 1993).
The word is sometimes used to refer collectively to any mammal belonging to the family Canidae (as in "the dog family"), such as wolves, foxes, and coyotes.
The constellations Canis Major and Canis Minor are of dogs.
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 What Are Wolfdogs?
Canis Rufus(red wolf), Canis Lupus(gray wolf) and Canis Simensis(considered a jackal by some) are the 3 current species of wolf.
The domestic dog is a “subspecies” of Canis Lupus, called Canis Lupus Familiaris.
So, for those who love to bash people who still use the term wolf hybrid, their time would be better spent interacting with their own animals, or get lives, which ever comes first.
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 The Wolf Homepage
Red wolves (Canis rufus) are in the same genus as the grey wolf, because they are closely related.
The domestic dog (Canis familiaris) is considered by some to be con-specific with the grey wolf, meaning that they are members of the same species.
The dog is considered to be a domestic variant of the grey wolf and its latin name would be Canis lupus familiaris or Canis lupus var.
www.ualberta.ca /~jzgurski/taxa.html   (1720 words)

  
 Dog at AllExperts
familiaris or Canis familiaris L. This terminology has been considered accurate by geologists and zooarcheologists for a while, since dogs would not be a subspieces of wolf if the above designation should be considered correct, but 450 subspieces of wolf.
As reflected in the nomenclature, dogs are descended from the wolf and are thus able to interbreed with wolves.
For example, the Japanese Wolf and the Eastern Timber Wolf possess different distinctive colouration, hunting and social structures.The Indian Wolf is thought to have contributed to the development of more breeds of dogs than other subspecies.
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 Lioncrusher's Domain -- New Guinea Singing Dog (Canis lupus hallstromi) facts and pictures
These two breeds are among the earliest breeds of dogs in the world, and most likely are the ancestors of most of the world's domestic dog breeds (with the exception of the large nordic breeds which likely descended from the larger wolf subspecies found further north).
First discovered by the scientific community in the 1950's, the NGSD was originally classified as a distinct species, Canis hallstromi, after Sir Edward Halistrom.
I believe the NGSD should be placed in its own sub-species, as Canis lupus hallstromi, due to prominent differences in appearance and behavior.
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 dog. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong.
The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g., long muzzle, large canine teeth, and long tail, as canine traits.
However, the unmodified term dog usually refers only to the domestic subspecies Canis lupus familiaris.
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 Lupus In Dog # Dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Canis lupus, and the dog used boy be Canis familiaris they are now.
As Canis lupus only and Canis lupus familiaris (dog) are the same species.
The name for Lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, or SLE for short.
www.taillat.fr /Lupus/Lupus_in_dog.html   (649 words)

  
 Dog Owner's Guide Profile : The Wolf
Considered brave, even fearless, by admirers; held up as a model of family efficiency and loyalty; feared by those who misunderstand his needs; loved by ecologists; and hated by cattlemen and sheepmen, this wild canid is imbedded deeply in man's cultural and natural history through fairy tales, folklore, and an ill-advised battle against natural predators.
Alpha wolves may place their head or paw on the shoulders of subordinates or grasp the inferior's muzzle in his jaws in play, just a reminder that he is boss.
Since the wolf -- Canis lupus -- is an endangered species, it is illegal to capture a wild wolf for any purpose.
www.canismajor.com /dog/wolves.html   (2431 words)

  
 Awolfincaninesclothing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
anis lupus familiaris..is now the official name of that pack member that shares your home and heart.  Also known as your dog.  Dogs are now officially classified as a variety of wolf.
The scientific name of the wolf is Canis lupis and the dog used to be Canis familiaris;  they are now both  known as Canis lupus.
The official change from Canis familiaris to Canis lupis familiaris was formalized in 1993 by the publication of Mammal Species of the World:  a Taxonomic and Geographical reference, edited by D.E.Wilson and D.E.A Reeder.
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 Canines - info and online games
Speothos and Chrysocyon are primitive members of Canini, but might be placed in their own clade.
Cuon may in fact be part of Canis and there is evidence that Alopex and Fennecus are not valid clades, but are both part of Vulpes.
When copulating, a male canine initially mounts the female from behind, as with most tetrapods, a position known informally as doggy style.
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 2. Canid Genetics
So, now, the Timber wolf (Canis lupus nubilus), the Mackenzie or Tundra wolf (Canis lupus occidentalis), the dog (Canis lupus familiaris), etc., fall under the genetic umbrella of the gray wolf: Canis lupus.
To a geneticist, the lines between the dog (Canis familiaris), the wolf (Canis lupus), or the coyote (Canis latrans) are indistinct because they are not true species, that is not reproductively isolated.
This review is intended to summarize the work of Wayne and his colleagues in trying to determine the phylogenetic relatedness of species within the Family Canidae, as well as the origin of the domestic dog and its relatedness to the gray wolf, Canis lupus.
www.fiu.edu /~milesk/Genetics.htm   (2775 words)

  
 Dog Owner's guide profile: The Dingo
A tiny Chihuahua and a giant Newfoundland are both Canis lupus familiaris even though one weighs less than five pounds and the other weighs more than 150 pounds.
The Dingo (Canis lupus dingo) is a muscular, medium-sized dog with a short coat, erect ears, an angular head, and strong claws.
Originally classified as Canis hallstrami after Sir Edward Halistrom, the NGSD has been re-classified as Canis lupus dingo, a subspecies of the Australian Dingo.
www.canismajor.com /dog/dingo.html   (1307 words)

  
 dog
An alternative designation has also been presented, which is to name dog either Canis lupus f.
familiaris or Canis familiaris L. This terminology has been considered accurate by geologists and zooarcheologists for a while, since dogs would not be a subspecies of wolf if the above designation should be considered correct, but 450 subspieces of wolf.
The designation was presented by a group of scientists in the article "The naming of Wild Animals and their Domestic Deriatives" in the Journal of Archeological Science # 31 in 2004.
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 Florida Lupine Association, Inc.: Wolfdog Publications
In 1993, dogs were reclassified as a subspecies of wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) by the Smithsonian Institute and the American Society of Mammalogists in the Mammal Species of the World, A Taxonomical and Geographic Reference.
Furuya feared that the lack of approval for wolfdogs meant that the rabies vaccine could be potentially harmful, even fatal, if administered to his animals; therefore, he refused to vaccinate them.
The case was dismissed because Pasco County’s definition of “dog” in its ordinance was too restrictive: “a domestic dog, Canis familiaris”.
www.floridalupine.org /rabies/FLA_Response_to_USDA-APHIS.htm   (804 words)

  
 cheats help: cheats for canis canem edit - Help.com
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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).
Molecular evidence indicate that Cuon (Asiatic wild dog) is actually part of Canis.
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