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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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The Cynotherium from Corbeddu (Sardinia): comparative biometry with extant and fossil canids.
The aims of this three-year study performed in an agricultural area were 1) to evaluate the diet composition of the sympatric golden jackal and red fox, 2) to examine the trophic niche breadth and the intraspecific trophic niche overlap, 3) to investigate the feeding habits of canids based on the body mass, zonation, habitat association and environmental association of prey species in the diet, and 4) to examine the differences between the diet compositions of the golden jackal and the sympatric red fox in different areas based on Hungarian studies.
4%]) and in 14 wild canids (11 red foxes [Vulpes vulpes; 78.
The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is a characteristic canid of the cerrado biome and its existence area includes Central Brazil, Paraguay, and small areas of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, and possibly Uruguay.
The gene mutation that causes melanism in canids and its movement into wild canid populations has been identified (Anderson et al, 2009); however, the maintenance and potential benefits of melanism in canids, specifically coyotes, remains somewhat speculative and unknown.
Noting that modern dogs readily follow their masters' gaze, unlike other canids and even apes, Shipman proposes that wolf-dogs might have been able to pick up on directional clues from humans, adding some efficiency to the hunt.
In summary, seroprevalence surveys in domestic and wild canids and PCR screening of mosquito pools have confirmed the combination of higher prevalence rates of canine heartworm disease in the South, higher prevalence rates of heartworm disease in wild canids in the South, and an abundance of D.
Here we report observations between San Joaquin kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica) and American badgers that provide further insight into the interactions between badgers and canids.
You may want to try a coyote howler, a fawn bleat, or a rabbit squealer to bring the tricky canids close to you.
Although trichinosis is associated mostly with pigs and bears, it can occur in canids, too.
granulosus, offal from moose carcasses should be buried or burned to prevent scavenging by wild and domestic canids, and cooked or frozen before feeding to dogs.