Wild Dogs - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126393750, 9781483263694

Wild Dogs

1st Edition

The Natural History of the Nondomestic Canidae

Authors: Jennifer W. Sheldon
eBook ISBN: 9781483263694
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th November 1991
Page Count: 258
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Wild Dogs: The Natural History of the Nondomestic Canidae presents a comprehensive, current natural history of the nondomestic dog species. In this book, a prodigious amount of previously uncollected information is presented in a straightforward form. The organization of the book is alphabetical by genus, and, within each genus, alphabetically by Linnean species name. In some cases, very little is known about a species. In other cases, the amount of available information is enormous, and has been distilled to summary form. The volume is intended as a straightforward assemblage of material. It points the way toward, but is not intended to provide, a synthetic or theoretical big picture. The book is intended as a general reference work. Biologists, wildlife managers, mammalogists, conservationists, students, and carnivore specialists will find here information assembled nowhere else. Over 600 sources are included in the bibliography, so the book also serves as an entry to the literature for those seeking more technical or specialized knowledge. Naturalists and outdoorsmen will also enjoy discovering the particulars of familiar and unfamiliar canid species.

Table of Contents



A Note on Taxonomy

Chapter 1 Genus Alopex

Alopex lagopus: Arctic Fox

Chapter 2 Genus Atelocynus

Atelocynus microtis: Small-Eared Dog

Chapter 3 Genus Canis

Canis adustus: Side-Striped Jackal

Canis aureus: Golden Jackal

Canis latrans: Coyote

Canis lupus: Gray Wolf

Canis mesomelas: Black-Backed Jackal

Canis rufus: Red Wolf

Canis simensis: Ethiopian Jackal

Chapter 4 Genus Cerdocyon

Cerdocyon thous: Crab-Eating Fox

Chapter 5 Genus Chrysocyon

Chrysocyon brachyurus: Maned Wolf

Chapter 6 Genus Cuon

Cuon alpinus: Dhole

Chapter 7 Genus Dusicyon

Dusicyon australis: Falkland Island Wolf

Chapter 8 Genus Fennecus

Fennecus zerda: Fennec Fox

Chapter 9 Genus Lycaon

Lycaon pictus: African Wild Dog

Chapter 10 Genus Nyctereutes

Nyctereutes procyonoides: Raccoon Dog

Chapter 11 Genus Otocyon

Otocyon megalotis: Bat-Eared Fox

Chapter 12 Genus Pseudalopex

Pseudalopex culpaeus: Culpeo

Pseudalopex griseus: Chilla

Pseudalopex gymnocercus: Pampas Fox

Pseudalopex sechurae: Sechura Fox

Pseudalopex vetulus: Hoary Fox

Chapter 13 Genus Speothos

Speothos venaticus: Bush Dog

Chapter 14 Genus Urocyon

Urocyon cinereoargenteus: Gray Fox

Urocyon littoralis: Island Gray Fox

Chapter 15 Genus Vulpes

Vulpes bengalensis: Bengal Fox

Vulpes cana: Blanford's Fox

Vulpes chama: Cape Fox

Vulpes corsac: Corsac Fox

Vulpes ferrilata: Tibetan Sand Fox

Vulpes macrotis: Kit Fox

Vulpes pallida: Pale Fox

Vulpes rüppelli: Rüppell's Fox

Vulpes velox: Swift Fox

Vulpes vulpes: Red Fox




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