Canis lupus is most commonly referred to as the wolf. With 39 subspecies the morphological variation amongst members of this species is in some ways subtle, asthetically it is diverse. The sub-species commonly referred to as the domesticated dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is most probably derived from the more ancient lineage of asiatic/arab wolf (Canis lupus arabs).
Categories: Chordata > Historic Charts > Vertebrata > Zoology Charts
Tags: Class: Mammalia, Family: Canidae - Canis lupus, Order: Carnivora, Phylum: Chordata