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    ANIMALIA VERTEBRATA MAMMALIA CARNIVORA CANIDAE CANIS LUPUS AND ANIMALIA VERTEBRATA MAMMALIA CARNIVORA CANIDAE CANIS NIGER Introduction: Any person who has been able to catch a glimpse of any type of wolf is indeed a lucky man. The wolf is one of the earth's most cowardly and fearful animals, and it is so sly and, pardon the expression, foxy, that it is almost a waste of time to try and catch him in any kind of trap. Although he can be cowardly and fearful, he can also be one the most vicious and

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    The Domestic Dog

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    The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, is one of the most diverse mammal species knows. This species can be found nearly everywhere, with separate breeds originating from every continent, except Antarctica. However, as widely distributed as this species is, little is known about its actual origin. Scientists have been able to track some lineages down through fossil records and genetic data. But it is undetermined how exactly old this species is, or even where this domestic dog may have started at. So

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    overnight. Dogs are a man’s best friend, have evolved from wolves, and then were domesticated. We know dogs as loving and caring animals, but many hears ago they weren’t. The dog is a carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The dog is descended from the wolf. True wolves appeared in Europe about one million years ago and then are seen in America about 700,000 years later. Many people think that the dogs resemble the Dingo in

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    Wolves: Great Hunters and Scouts

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    starts out a very hungry min... ... middle of paper ... ...only respect it. Works Cited Caduto, M. J., and J. Bruchac. Keepers of the animals, native american stories and wildlife activities for children. Fulcrum Publishing, 1998. Print. "Canidae." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2 April 2013. Web. 18 April 2013. Clark, Ella. Guardian spirit quest. Montana Indian Publication Fund, 1974. Print. Dembicki, M. Trickster, native american tales: A graphic collection

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    Fennec Fox: The World's Smallest Fox

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    is multicellular. The phylum and class are both Mammalia because these foxes are not cold blooded, have fur, and reproduce their young internally. Its order falls under Carnivora because it eats other animals. Its family is Canine so it goes under Canidae. The genus and species are just the binomial nomenclature or the name of the organism. Their genus is Vulpes and their species is Vulpes Zerda. There is a lot to know about animal classification and its history. Animal classification is often called

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    Arctic Fox

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    Answer 1 a) Arctic fox is basically a common name but they are also known as white fox or polar fox. Its biological name is Vulpes Lagopus and belongs to suborder Caniformia and family Canidae. b) Arctic fox live in cold places and are found throughout the entire Arctic tundra. It is the only native land mammal in Iceland. They live in areas around Greenland, Russia, the outer edges Canada, Alaska and Iceland. They live in a den often seen dug into a side of a hill or riverbank. While lemmings are

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    Wolf Essay

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    the United States and other regions of the world. Scientifically, the wolf’s domain is a eukaryote and it is in the kingdom of animalia. Its phylum is chordata and it is classified in the class of mammalia. Its order is carnivora and its family is canidae. Its genus is Canis and its species is lupus. Hence, its scientific name, Canis lupus. The wolf is in the family of canines and it’s the largest member of the canine family. Male wolves, on average, weigh about 95 to 100 pounds and female wolves are

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    African Wild Dogs, or Lycaon pictus, are indigenous to many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. They, along with wolves and domesticated dogs, are classified in the kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, and family Canidae, so all three species share many similar characteristics (Woodroffe & Sillero-Zubiri, 2012). Lycaon pictus translates to “painted wolf,” referring to the unique brown, gold, black, and white mottling of their coats which allows recognition of individuals

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    Overview of Dog Domestication

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    Dogs are currently the only large carnivore, and one of the only species from the canidae family, to have been domesticated. Although not much is known about the domestication of dogs with disagreements between when dog first became domesticated, the location they were first domesticated, and exactly how they became domesticated, one thing that is generally agreed upon is that dogs were the first ever animal to be domesticated. Fossilized dog-like remains can be dated back to ~33,000BP (Before Present)

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    The Fennec Bobcat

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    Fennec Bobcat (Zerda rufus) Big Ears: The big ears that the Fennec Bobcat has are very beneficial in a numerous ways. The ears are great for listening for bugs to eat that may be moving around underground, but they are also loaded with blood vessels, allowing the animals to lower the excess body heat. Earlier when there was a food shortage in the desert it was hard to hear the prey for them to eat. Over time the bobcat developed big ears so they could almost all the time be able to hunt down their

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