Canis lupus crassodon

Canis lupus crassodon (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Caniformia
Familia: Canidae
Genus: Canis
Species: Canis lupus
Subspecies: Canis lupus crassodon


Canis lupus crassodon (Hall, 1932)


* Canis lupus crassodon on Mammal Species of the World.
Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World : A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2-volume set (3rd ed).
* Canis lupus crassodon Report on ITIS

Vernacular names
العربية: ذئب جزر فانكوفر
Asturianu: Llobu de la Islla Vancouver
English: Vancouver Island Wolf
Français: Loup de L'Ile de Vancouver
Português: Lobo-da-Ilha-de-Vancouver

The Vancouver Island Wolf (Canis lupus crassodon) is a subspecies of grey wolf, endemic to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is very social with other wolves, and lives in packs of about five to thirty-five. It is an endangered subspecies, very shy, and is rarely seen by humans.[2] Wolves at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve area have been known to attack and kill unguarded domestic dogs.[3] There are also two Vancouver Island Wolves, one white and one grey (seen from the bus window) at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.[4]


The wolf is medium-sized, and greyish-black or white in color.


The wolf's main food sources are the Columbian black-tailed deer and the Roosevelt elk.


1. ^ "Wolves of the World-: Perspectives of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation By Fred H. Harrington, Paul C. Paquet".
2. ^ "Vancouver Island Wolf and British Columbia Wildlife - April Point Resort and Spa".
3. ^ "Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada".
4. ^ "Vancouver Island Wolf | GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO".

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