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Australian Dingo Found To Be A Distinct Species
2014-04-02 07:05:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When I think of a dingo, I think of a sad scene in the Tom Selleck movie, "Quigley Down Under" where the dingoes are attacking and Cora has to decide if she will repeat her mistakes, or let the aboriginal child cry. Like many of you, I'm sure, I considered them to be just another version of a coyote, no different from any other. A new study from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Sydney, however, reveals...

Wolf Dog Relationship Complex
2014-01-17 10:34:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to popular belief, all of today’s dog breeds are descended from wolves domesticated thousands of years ago. However, a new study published on Thursday in PLOS Genetics has found that today’s dogs are more closely related to each other than they are to wolves – an indication that dogs were domesticated after they diverged from wolves. "Dog domestication is more complex than we originally thought," said study author John...

DNA Analysis Indicates Domesticated Dogs Originated In Europe
2013-11-15 07:00:03

[ Watch the Video: Where Did Dogs Really Come From? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An extensive genetic analysis of ancient canines, modern dogs and wolves suggests that the domesticated animal now known as “man’s best friend” originated in Europe at least 18,000 years ago. According to the Associated Press (AP), the researchers examined the DNA of 18 different wolf-like and dog-like specimens that lived in Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Russia,...

Feral Cats Urban Coyotes Turf Division
2013-11-13 15:42:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Chicago-based study has found feral cats and urban coyotes typically have separate ranges, with the cats sticking closer to residential areas and the coyotes preferring urban parks and green spaces. The study’s lead author Stan Gehrt, an associate professor of environment and natural resources at The Ohio State University, said feral cats probably avoid urban green spaces because of the urban coyote population. “(The...

Canadian Researchers Find Evidence That Coyotes Do Hunt Moose
2013-10-25 08:33:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New evidence published in Thursday’s edition of the Canadian Journal of Zoology suggests that, contrary to popular belief, coyotes are capable of taking down and devouring an adult moose. Study authors Dr. John Benson, a doctoral student in the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program at Trent University when the research was conducted, and Dr. Brent Patterson, a research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural...

Dingoes Wrongly Accused Of Animal Extinctions
2013-09-10 17:32:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Ecology say that despite popular belief, the Australian dingo should not be blamed for mass extinctions. Dingoes have been blamed for the extinctions of the Tasmanian tiger and the Tasmanian devil on the Australian mainland about 3,000 years ago. Instead, the scientists blame Aboriginal populations and a shift in climate. "Perhaps because the public perception of dingoes as 'sheep-killers' is so...

2013-08-01 23:01:17

RepairLabs.com has begun working with Canines for Disabled Kids, a charitable foundation that helps pair children with special needs with a specially-trained animal to help better their lives. Wichita, KS (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 RepairLabs, an express-ship device repair center is proud to announce their partnership with Canines for Disabled Kids, a foundation focused on educating all on the benefits of specially-trained dogs for children with special needs, as well as running a...

Prairie Dogs Disperse When All Other family Members Have Disappeared
2013-03-08 12:14:15

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Prairie dogs pull up stakes and look for a new place to live when all their close kin have disappeared from their home territory--a striking pattern of dispersal that has not been observed for any other species. This is according to a new study published in Science by behavioral ecologist John Hoogland, Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory. He has been studying the ecology...

Falkland Islands Wolf Mystery Solved
2013-03-06 05:19:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research group from the University of Adelaide has found the answer to one of natural history's most intriguing puzzles — the origins of the now extinct Falkland Islands wolf. The new study also reveals how the wolf came to be the only land-based mammal on the islands, which are almost 300 miles from the Argentina mainland. According to prior theories, the wolf somehow rafted on ice or vegetation, crossed a now-submerged land...

2013-02-08 20:21:40

Hunt Continues Despite Public Opposition, Concerns over California's Lone Wolf SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Animal Welfare Institute, Project Coyote and the Center for Biological Diversity are seeking an immediate investigation of Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter for his decision to defy federal laws and advocate the violation of those laws during this weekend's Coyote Drive 13, a coyote-killing contest in and near Modoc County. A letter to the editor...


Latest Canines Reference Libraries

Short-eared Dog, Atelocynus microtis
2012-10-30 11:30:12

The short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis) is a species of canid that is native to the Amazonian basin. This species is the only one in its genus and is also known as the short-eared zorro and the short-eared fox. Its range includes Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, and Colombia. It prefers a habitat in many areas of the rainforests in its range, mainly where there is little human disturbance. These areas include lowland forests, swamp forests, and terra firme forests. This species has many...

Dire Wolf, Canis dirus
2012-05-04 12:37:48

The dire wolf (Canis dirus) is an extinct wolf that was most common to North and South America. This carnivorous mammal lived for approximately 1.79 million years, existing throughout the Irvingtonian stage to the Rancholabrean stage of the Pleistocene era. It is related to the grey wolf, although it was larger and has no direct line to any living species. In 1854, the type specimen of the dire wolf was found in Evansville, Indiana. Joseph Granville Norwood acquired the specimen, a...

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2009-07-10 12:32:20

The Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid inhabitant of South America. This mammal resembles a large fox with reddish fur. The Maned wolf is found in semi-open and open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered trees and bushes. This mammal is also found in southeastern Brazil (Mato, Grosso do Sul, Sao Paula, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerai and Goias), northern Argentina, Bolivia, east and north of the Andes, Paraguay, and as far southeast as Peru (Pampas del Heath only)....

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2008-05-20 22:23:50

The Carolina Dog is a wild swamp dog discovered in the late 1970s. The breed was discovered by a Senior Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia, Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin Junior. When he was working at the Savannah River site, he came across a stray dog which he first thought was just a normal stray. After a trip to the pound, he realized that it was more than just a normal domestic stray. The Carolina Dog has a ginger-colored coat, similar to the Dingo and other wild dogs. Experts...

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2007-12-21 13:41:52

The Mearns Coyote (Canis latrans mearnsi), is a subspecies of coyote native to the American Southwest. Its range extends from extreme southern Utah and Nevada in the north, southeastern California and northeastern Baja California on the west, west of the Rio Grande in New Mexico on the east, and northern Sonora and Chihuahua in Mexico on the south. It is one of the smaller sub-species of coyote, measuring 18-21 inches tall, 42-50 inches long, and weighing 15-25 pounds. It ranges in color...

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