Ethiopian wolf

species of carnivorus mammals , member of family canidae and genus canis
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The Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis), is a canid native to the Ethiopian Highlands. It is also known as the Simien jackal or Simien fox. It is similar to the coyote in size. It has a long and narrow skull, and red and white fur. The Ethopian wolf only eats Afroalpine rodents. It only lives in mountain ranges and high altitudes. It is one of the world's rarest canids. It is Africa's most endangered carnivore.

Ethiopian wolf
Temporal range: Late Pleistocene - Recent
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Ethiopian wolf on the Sanetti Plateau
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Canis
Species:
C. simensis
Binomial name
Canis simensis
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Ethiopian wolf range
Synonyms
  • C. crinensis Erlanger and Neumann, 1900
  • C. semiensis Heuglin, 1862
  • C. simensis Gray, 1869
  • C. walgié Heuglin, 1862
  • C. citernii de Beaux, 1922

The Ethiopian wolf is threatened by increasing human populations, habitat loss through overgrazing, disease and interbreeding from dogs.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Marino, J. & Sillero-Zubiri, C. (2011). "Canis simensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T3748A10051312. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T3748A10051312.en. Cite uses deprecated parameter |last-author-amp= (help) Database entry includes a lengthy justification of why this species is endangered
  2. Rüppell 1835, Vol. Säugetiere: p. 39, pl. 14.
  3. Marino, J. & Sillero-Zubiri, C. (2011). "Canis simensis".CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)