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Southern-East Asian Wolf
2007-12-21 13:40:21

The Southern-East Asian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), also known as the Turkish or Iranian Wolf, is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which ranges from Northern Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iran. Israel seems to be the last hope for the Southern-East Asian Wolf's survival in the Middle East because it is the only country in the region where they have legal protection. There are...

Mexican Gray Wolf
2007-12-21 13:38:46

The Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), is the rarest, most genetically distinct subspecies of the Gray Wolf in North America. Until recent times, the Mexican Gray Wolf ranged the Sonora and Chihuahua Deserts from central Mexico to western Texas, southern New Mexico, and central Arizona. By the turn of the 20th century, reduction of natural prey like deer and elk caused many wolves to...

Eastern Timber Wolf
2007-12-21 13:36:58

The Eastern Timber Wolf (Canis lupus lycaon), is an endangered subspecies of the Gray Wolf and is native to North America. "Timber Wolf" was once referred to any North American wolf that lived within forested areas, but this designation has been more recently reserved for this particular subspecies of gray wolf. The Eastern Timber Wolf is one of the larger subspecies of gray wolves,...

Arctic Wolf
2007-12-21 13:35:05

The Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos), also called Polar Wolf or White Wolf, is a member of the Canidae family, and a subspecies of Gray Wolf. Arctic Wolves inhabit the Canadian Arctic and the northern parts of Greenland. Arctic Wolves generally are smaller than Gray Wolves, being about 3 to 6 feet long including the tail, males being larger than females. Their shoulder heights vary from 25...

Arabian Wolf
2007-12-21 13:32:44

The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body...

Indian Wolf
2007-10-24 12:42:47

The Indian Wolf (Canis indica), also known as the Asiatic Wolf, is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It was originally believed to be a subspecies of the Grey Wolf, however it was later proved to be a unique species. It is distributed across the Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is listed as endangered...

Black-backed Jackal
2007-01-21 20:07:57

Appearance The black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) is an African canine with a fox-like appearance. It has tan fur, and a thick stripe of black and silver running down its back. They weigh anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds and are 5.91 to 11.81 in (15 to 30 cm) at the shoulder. Males are usually larger than females. Behavior Black-backed Jackals usually live together in pairs that last...

Side-striped Jackal
2007-01-21 19:59:49

The side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) is a member of the family Canidae, native to central and Southern Africa. Description Side-striped jackal is a grayish brown to tan with a white stripe from the front legs to the hips. It has a dark tail that has a white tip. Side-striped jackal can weigh from 14 to 30 lb. Males tend to be larger than the females. Habitat and diet...

Ethiopian Wolf
2007-01-21 19:54:04

The Ethiopian Wolf is also known as the "Abyssinian Wolf", "Red Jackal" or "Fox", "Simen/Simenian/Simian/Simien Fox or Jackal" and "Horse's Jackal" in English. The Ethiopian wolf is one of the most rare and most endangered of all canids. The numerous names reflect previous uncertainty about their taxonomic position, but they are thought to the wolves of the genus Canis rather than the foxes...

Red Wolf
2007-01-21 19:52:21

The red wolf, Canis rufus is the most rare and most endangered of all wolves. It is thought that its original distribution included much of eastern North America. Red wolves were found from Pennsylvania in the east, Florida in the south, and Texas in the west. On the basis of further study, its historic range is now thought to have extended further north into the northeastern USA and extreme...

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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.