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Canis is a genus of Canidae that contains several living species such as wolves, dogs and coyotes.

Description Edit

Canis is known for being large carnivorous mammals hunting in packs. Some species, however, are extinct. Many canids share similar features such as their quadrupedal stance, fluffy coat, long legs, and long snout.

Species Edit

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Genus Canis
  • C. adustus
    • C. a. adustus
    • C. a. bweha
    • C. a. grayi
    • C. a. kaffensis
    • C. a. lateralis
    • C. a. notatus
  • C. anthus
    • C. a. algirensis
    • C. a. anthus
    • C. a. bea
    • C. a. lupaster
    • C. a. riparius
    • C. a. soudanicus
  • C. aureus
    • C. a. aureus
    • C. a. cruesemanni
    • C. a. ecsedensis
    • C. a. indicus
    • C. a. moreotica
    • C. a. naria
    • C. a. syriacus
  • †C. dirus (Dire Wolf)
    • †Canis dirus dirus
    • †Canis dirus guildayi
  • C. ferox
  • C. hallstromi
  • C. himalayensis
  • C. latrans
    • C. l. cagottis
    • C. l. clepticus
    • C. l. dickeyi
    • C. l. frustror
    • C. l. goldmani
    • C. l. hondurensis
    • C. l. impavidus
    • C. l. incolatus
    • C. l. jamesi
    • C. l. latrans
    • C. l. lestes
    • C. l. mearnsi
    • C. l. microdon
    • C. l. ochropus
    • C. l. peninsulae
    • C. l. texensis
    • C. l. thamnos
    • C. l. umpquensis
    • C. l. vigilis
  • C. lupus
    • C. l. albus
    • †C. l. alces
    • C. l. arabs
    • C. l. arctos
    • C. l. baileyi
    • †C. l. beothucus
    • †C. l. bernardi
    • C. l. campestris
    • C. l. chanco
    • (C. l. columbianus
    • C. l. communis
    • C. l. crassodon
    • C. l. cubanensis
    • C. l. dingo
    • C. l. familiaris
    • C. l. filchneri
    • C. l. floridanus
    • C. l. fuscus
    • C. l. griseoalbus
    • †C. l. gregoryi
    • †C. l. hattai
    • †C. l. hodophilax
    • C. l. hudsonicus
    • C. l. irremotus
    • C. l. italicus
    • C. l. labradorius
    • C. l. ligoni
    • C. l. lupus
    • C. l. lycaon
    • C. l. mackenzii
    • C. l. manningi
    • †C. l. mogollonensis
    • †C. l. monstrabilis
    • C. l. nubilus
    • C. l. occidentalis
    • C. l. orion
    • C. l. pallipes
    • C. l. pambasileus
    • C. l. rufus
    • C. l. tundrarum
    • C. l. signatus
    • †C. l. youngi
  • C. mesomelas
    • C. m. mesomelas
    • C. m. schmidti
  • C. simensis
    • C. s. citernii
    • C. s. simensis
  • C. ursinus? (Plithocyon ursinus)
  • C. dingo?
  • C. familiaris? (C. l. familiaris?)
  • C. lycaon? (C. l. lycaon?)
  • C. rufus? (C. l. rufus?)
  • †C. antonii
  • †C. apolloniensis
  • †C. armbrusteri (Armbruster's wolf)
  • †C. arnensis
  • †C. brevicephalus
  • †C. cedazoensis
  • †C. chihliensis
  • †C. cipio
  • †C. edwardii
  • †C. etruscus (Etruscan wolf)
  • †C. ferox
  • †C. gezi
  • †C. leilhardi
  • †C. lepophagus
  • †C. longdanensis
  • †C. mosbachensis
  • †C. nehringi
  • †C. othmani
  • †C. palmidens
  • †C. variabilis

Subgenera Edit

Ecology Edit

Wolves are usually social pack hunters that rely upon a leader to direct the pack. Wolves are usually medium to high on the food chain because they are very agile, dangerous predators.

References Edit
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