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    Dingo Research Paper

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    animals according to habitat and body form” (http://www.biologyreference.com). However, the first modern taxonomist was Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who came up with the binomial name for organisms in his work Species Plantarum. In order to classify an organism, you must first acquire DNA from the organism. Each taxonomic category differs from each other. For example, the Domain only has three groups but as you go down each category, the number of groups increases. The organism that we are doing is called the Dingo, a wild dog found in Australia. It is similar to the grey wolf in many ways but it’s considered to be a subspecies, hence having a trinomial name of Canis Lupus Dingo. The taxonomy of the dingo is: Domain: Eukarya Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae Genus: Canis Species: Lupus Subspecies: Dingo We choose this organism to research because the animal is native to Australia and according to International Union for Conservation of Nature; the dingo is considered to be a vulnerable (VU) species. The dingo is placed into the categories that it’s in because of its anatomical and physiological structures. Since this organism is multi-cellular and it’s made from eukaryotic cells, the Domain of this organism of Eukarya. This organism is made up of animal cell, i.e. there is no cell wall, no central vacuole, and there are no chloroplasts, which means that it falls under the Animalia group in Kingdom. By definition,…

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    Grey Wolf Research Paper

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    Found in the wilderness of North America, the grey wolf, Canis lupus, is the largest canid. With most of its habitat covered by snow, ranging from the tundra, woodlands and mountains, the grey wolf has a thick coat of fur comprised of two layers. They have large paws with webbed toes that enable them to walk and travel through the snow. Wolves are social animals, with special glands and long tails to allow them to communicate with each other through both short and long distances, as well as to…

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    Human Evolution Of Dogs

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    hen you think of man’s best friend the name “Canis Lupus Familiaris” will most likely not come to mind. Canis Lupus Familiaris is the trinomial or subspecies name for the Canid species, the domestic dog (Yong, 2016). It is hard to believe that dogs such as toy or terrier breeds have derived from the grey wolf. To start the evolution of our many dog breeds today, we go back 10,000-30,000 years ago when the grey wolf walked all over the globe. Tribes and colonies during this time era encountered…

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    Modern Wolf

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    today as the domestic dog. They travel in packs, live for six to eight years in the wild, and are currently an endangered species (National Geographic). Natural selection has picked the wolves that live in the wild today based on which are the most fit to their environment, leaving the other less fit wolves out of the gene pool. Structural, behavioral, and reproductive adaptations as well as the environment and other physical features are the reason that wolves are the way they are today.…

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    Coyotes Evolution

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    Coyotes or Canis latrans Coyotes are most commonly found in the desert and arid areas of the world, whether it was found in the desert, the tundra, or any other barren place of the world. Coyotes have evolved to this type of climate by decreasing need of calories, as the larger food is scarce. They have also evolved to be in a pack to help take down more significant food sources, like elk and deer. Coyotes, though they share DNA with many other animals have evolved to have a better…

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    Gray Wolf Evolution

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    Alix Lippincott Mr. Day Biology B4 May 15, 2016 The Evolution of the Gray wolf Every species has an evolution, the gray wolf is no different. They belong to the “Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Carnivora, Family: Canidae, Subfamily: Caninae, Genus: Canis and Species Lupus.” The gray wolf didn't start as a gray wolf it was originally a different animal that adapted overtime to become a gray wolf. The Reason for an animal adaption is mutation, natural selection,…

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    Foxes and Wolves From wicked to cunning, from proud to spiteful, the wolf and the fox have both been characterized as villains amongst the animal kingdom for many years, but behind the shared claws and fangs, the two creatures are completely different in their methods of deceit. Both being of the Canis genus, the wolf and the fox are cousins. However, they are very different in their movements and behaviors. While both are seen as treacherous creatures, the fox is agile and cunning while the…

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    The constellation I chose is called Canis Major. This constellation is one of Orion's hunting dogs. I chose this constellation because I feel that it has the most interesting origin myth. Canis Major was discovered by Ptolemy in the second century. Another fact about the constellation is that its brightest star is called Sirius. Sirius is the dog's nose. Canis Major can be seen in the season of winter in the Northern Henisphere. Here is Canis Major's origin myth. In Greek mythology,…

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    Arctic Wolf

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    Arctic Wolf The Arctic wolf lives in the Arctic regions of North America and Greenland. mainly inhabit Northern Canada and Alaska, parts of Greenland ,Iceland and Northern Europe. they are found in the most northern parts of the wolf's range, in the Arctic Circle. the arctic wolf is a carnivore. they will hunt down larger animals such as caribou ad muskoxen in packs. they will take smaller prey such as arctic hares, lemmings etc. alone. the arctic wolf eats Musk oxen, Peary caribou, Arctic…

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    Dire Wolf Research Paper

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    The dire wolf, or Canis dirus, is a wolf that lived during the Pleistocene Epoch (2.6 million to 11,700 years ago) and became extinct between 10,000 to 16,000 years ago during the ice age. It was native to North America and thousands of Dire Wolf skeletons were found and stored in La Brea tar pits in southern California, where it is believed to be the most common mammal in the area. Remains of the Dire wolf have also been found across a broad range of habitats in North America, which include the…

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