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Canis Linnaeus 1758 (canine)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Synonyms: Aenocyon Merriam 1918, Lyciscus Hamilton-Smith 1839, Pachycyon Allen 1885

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Tomus I. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae (Stockholm) 1-823

Parent taxon: Canina according to R. H. Tedford et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Cuon, Eucyon, Fennecus, Lycaon, Xenocyon

Subtaxa: Canis (Pseudalopex), Canis adustus, Canis antarcticus, Canis anthus, Canis apolloniensis, Canis armbrusteri, Canis aureus, Canis cedazoensis, Canis dingo, Canis dirus, Canis edwardii, Canis familiaris, Canis feneus, Canis ferox, Canis latrans, Canis lepophagus, Canis lupus, Canis mesomelas, Canis morenis, Canis niger, Canis palaeoplatensis, Canis primigenius, Canis proplatensis, Canis rufus, Canis thooides

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Type: Canis familiaris

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore