Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758

Gray Wolf, Domestic Dog

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Vertebrate

Sublevel 2: Mammal

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Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Canidae

Genus: Canis

Species: Canis lupus

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Extirpated (Gray Wolf), Introduced (Domestic Dog)

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
U.S. - Federally Endangered
CT - State Special Concern (Extirpated)
ME - State Special Concern
NH - State Endangered (Extirpated)
VT - State Extirpated
NH WAP (2015) - SGCN
VT Draft WAP (Sept. 2015) - SGCN (Medium Priority)

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

NOTES

The name Canis lupus refers to the Gray Wolf. The domestic dog is Canis lupus familiaris.

PHOTOS OF Canis lupus

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