The biological family Canidae /?kæn?di? (from Latin, canis, “dog”) is a lineage of carnivorans that includes domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, dingoes, and many other extant and extinct dog-like mammals. A member of this family is called a canid (/?kæn?d/, /?ke?n?d/).

Category: Wild Dogs / Canidae


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African Wild Dog : Behavior Ecology and Conservation [used book]

By: Scott Creel and Nancy Marusha Creel

Price: $85.00

Publisher: USA, Princeton University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 0691016542

ISBN: 0691016542

Condition: Very Good

With only 5,000 surviving, the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) is one of the world's most endangered large carnivores--and one of the most remarkable. This comprehensive portrait of wild dogs incorporates previously scattered information with important new findings from a six-year study in Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve, Africa's largest protected area. The book emphasizes ecology, concentrating on why wild dogs fare poorly in protected areas that maintain healthy populations of lions, hyenas, or other top carnivores. In addition to conservation issues, it covers fascinating aspects of wild d... View more info