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Can·i·dae

(kan'i-dē),
A family of the Carnivora including the dogs, coyotes, wolves, and foxes.
[L. canis, dog]

Canidae

a family which includes 14 genera; the two commonest are the dogs (Canis spp.) and the foxes (Vulpes spp.). Includes exotic Canidae, e.g. dingo.
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Patterns of differentiation and hybridization in North American wolflike canids, revealed by analysis of microsatellite loci.
The primary sources of mortality for fawns were canid predation (33% of mortalities), vehicle collisions, and hunter-harvest (27% each; Table 1).
By the late nineteenth century, Blackfoot even reportedly began trapping canids for their fur (Ewers, 1958, pp.
However, canid predators receive the message sent regarding the territory thus claimed ("Guarding Dogs," p.
In front of the ruler is a standard with Wepwaout, 'Opener of the Ways', a canid god related to warfare and hunting.
131), however, sample size was small and weasels appeared to respond differently to substrate than the canids and felids.
Lopez (1996) suggested that midwestern males did not avoid forested habitats with a dense yaupon understory, thus exposing them to bobcat (Felis rufus) and canid (Canis) predation.
The mangy mutt, aka Canid 3942 (voiced by Matthew Broderick), explains that dogs were sent to Earth many, many years ago to colonise the planet.
The mangy mutt, aka Canid 3942 (voiced by Matthew Broderick), explains that dogs were sent to Earth many years ago to colonise the planet and that the dog's leader, the Greater Dane (voiced by Vanessa Redgrave), intends to "recall" any canine operatives who don't come up to scratch.
One such example: the canid family--wolves, coyotes and dogs--whose common forebear is the fox-size Eucyon that roamed prehistoric Earth around 4 million years ago.
Some researchers believe the dog may be descended from a small mutant canid of the Pleistocene era, and that its origins were in Northern or Central Asia.