Canidae

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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]
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1990: Foxes, wolves, jackals, and dogs: an action plan for the conservation of canids. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
A subsequent study determined that [approximately equal to] 33% of wild canids in that region were infected with E.
The repertoire of bitter taste receptor genes in canids. Amino Acids, 49: 1159-1167.
Although social monogamy as a mating system is rare in most mammals, it is common in canids (Geffen et al.
"Opinions range from one spectrum to the other, from 'don't touch the coyotes, we love them' to 'they're these big bad nasty predators that belong in the wild and have no place in urban landscapes,'" said Camilla Fox, founder of Project Coyote, a California-based nonprofit that promotes peaceful coexistence with wild canids. "We've seen a tremendous gap in terms of information being provided to communities about how to coexist with these animals."
The new study examined the entire genetic makeup, or genome, of 28 canids from around the world.
meets the comprehensive and rigorous definition of a true sanctuary and is providing humane and responsible care of the canids, meeting rigorous and peer-reviewed standards for operations, administration, and veterinary care established by GFAS, which is the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries.
Instead, competition among different carnivore species proved to be even more important for canids," says lead author Daniele Silvestre, Ph.D., at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg.
Further studies are necessary to elucidate the distribution of oral diseases in wild canids.
The advancement opens the door for conserving endangered species of canids and for eradicating heritable diseases in dogs.
Melanism in canids occurs from a if-locus mutation ([K.sup.B]) (Anderson et al., 2009).