Taxon profile


Canis Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Canidae - dogs and allies »  subfamily Caninae

Scientific synonyms

Aenocyon Merriam, 1918

Included taxa

Number of records: 24

species Canis adustus Sundevall, 1847 - Side-striped Jackal

Canis adustus

species Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758 - Golden Jackal

Canis aureus

species Canis himalayensis Aggarwal, Kivisild, Ramadevi & Singh, 2007 - Himalayan Wolf
species Canis latrans Say, 1823 - Coyote
Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene – recent

Canis latrans

species Canis lupaster Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1832 - African Golden Wolf

Canis lupaster

species Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758 - wolf
Quaternary: Upper Pleistocene – recent

Canis lupus

species Canis mesomelas Schreber, 1775 - Black-backed Jackal

Canis mesomelas

species Canis rufus Audubon & Bachman, 1851 - Red Wolf

Canis rufus

species Canis simensis Rüppell, 1840 - Simian

Canis simensis

Fossil taxa

species Canis antonii Zdansky, 1924
Tertiary: Pliocene
species Canis apolloniensis Koufos & Kostopoulos, 1997
Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene
species Canis armbrusteri Gidley, 1913
Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene – Chibanian
species Canis arnensis Del Campana, 1913
species Canis cautleyi Pilgrim, 1932
species Canis cedazoensis Mooser & Dalquest, 1975
species Canis chihliensis Zdansky, 1924
species Canis davisii Merriam, 1911
species Canis dirus Leidy, 1858 - Dire Wolf
Quaternary: Chibanian – Upper Pleistocene

Canis dirus

species Canis edwardii Gazin, 1942
species Canis etruscus Forsyth-Major, 1877
Tertiary: Piacenzian – Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene
species Canis kuruksaensis Sotnikova, 1989
species Canis lepophagus Miller & Carranza-Castaneda, 1998
species Canis pinjorensis Gaur, 1987 inc.sed.
species Canis terblanchei Broom

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [d1fdd221-4242-4814-8d5e-55ccd7f6214a]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Canis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015

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Taxa (not confirmed) - 5


extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon