Subspecies of Canis lupus

name = Gray Wolf
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Carnivora
subordo = Caniformia
familia = Canidae
genus = "Canis"
species = "Canis lupus"

"Canis lupus" has 39 subspecies currently described, including two subspecies of domestic dog, "Canis lupus dingo" and "Canis lupus familiaris", and many subspecies of wolf throughout the northern hemisphere. The nominative subspecies is "Canis lupus lupus".

Biological taxonomy is not fixed, and placement of taxa is reviewed as a result of new research. The current categorization of subspecies of "Canis lupus" is shown below. Also included are synonyms, which are now-discarded duplicate or incorrect namings. Common names are given but may vary, as they have no set meaning.


External links

* [ Canis lupus on the ITIS] (Integrated Taxonomic Information System)
* [ Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition, Canis lupus page online]
* [ Citations for Mammal Species of the World, as a PDF]
* [ Ancient origin and evolution of the Indian wolf] including discussion on naming.
* [ Wolf subspecies list with photos and maps]
* [ Animal Corner, UK list of wolves]
* [ A very detailed hobbyist's site]

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