from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of carnivorous mammals, of the family Canidæ, including the dogs and wolves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Canidœ and subfamily Caninœ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
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Today's Daily TwitPic illustrates just what a big fan he is of canis lupus.
As with canis-latrans, they have a vast array of incourigible behaviors that edge out the Common Species of Anglers.
We found the remains of at least one small shark (a dogfish, either Squalus acanthias or Mustelis canis), bits of lobster and horseshoe crabs, bones from the wing of a herring gull.
In point of fact, timber wolves — canis lupus — never were, nor are now an endangered species.
My explanation is on the grounds that the definition of an ‘endangered species’ and the fact that canis lupus does not qualify as such, and also on the grounds that the ESA cannot provide for or cope with the highly variant situations on the ground in each of the segments of wolf habitat.
The state of New York expressly prohibits "any person to slaughter or butcher domesticated dog (canis familiaris) or domesticated cat (felis catus or domesticus) to create food, meat or meat products for human or animal consumption."
Fact: The Missouri Secretary of State concluded, in fact, that the measure deals only with one species: canis lupus familiaris, or the domesticated dog.
The dire wolf, or canis dirus is only one of the many large animal species or "megafauna" that became extinct in North America about 11,500 years ago.
That was the day my childhood ended, the horrors of mankind were exposed to me in the bloated face of canis familiaris.
Sawtelle dubbed canis posterus, "the next dogs", what specifically can they do that other dogs cannot?
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