Exam 2 ANS - Exam 2 ANS Dog part 1 An extremely wide...

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Exam 2 ANS Dog part 1 An extremely wide variety of utilization. Pets (77.5 million dogs as pets in USA) ~46 million dog owners Taxonomic hierarchy Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae (dogs), Genus: Canis Species: lupus . Subspecies: lupus familiaris (Breed:) The genus for dogs is Canis . The domestic dog is considered by some to be con-specific with the grey wolf meaning that they are members of the same species referred to as subspecies . The Canis genus also includes the coyote species referred to as Latrans , as well as the Jackal [ Common (Canis aureus), side-striped (Canis adustus), black-backed (Canis mesomelas)] and fox . Anubis (Inpew, Yinepu, Anpu) was an ancient Egyptian god of the underworld who guided and protected the spirits of the dead. Wepwawet (Ophios, Upuaut), called the son of Isis , was one of several Egyptian deities to take the form of a canine, likely associated with the jackal, though he is often depicted with a gray or white head. There are over ? of Canis lupus , some of which are extinct. The dog is considered to be a domestic variant of the grey wolf and its Latin name would be Canis lupus familiaris or Canis lupus var. familiaris. Despite this, the dog is still usually referred to as Canis familiaris . Dogs ( Canis familiaris ) are derived from the ?? and archeological evidence suggests that they were domesticated about 14000 years ago. From fossils and archeologically excavated graves, domestication occurred independently at several places around the world China , North Palestine (Israel), Idaho and Germany . There are four races of wolf that are believed to have contributed to the dogs that we know today – Canis lupus lycaon , North America; Canis lupus , western Europe and central Asia; Canis lupus pallipes , Middle East and Indian Subcontinent and Canis Lupus chanco , south-east Asia ! It is thought that the earliest domesticated dogs resembled the present day dingo, the wild dog of australia . ! The dingo is found in Australia (except Tasmania). ! Dingoes are not by nature a pack dog , but rather live and hunt alone or in pairs or as a small family group (though it has been seen that some groups on occasions have "assisted“ another group in a hunt). ! Dingoes appear to have a clearly defined home territory , though parts of this territory may be shared with other dingoes. The Dingo is not native to Australia and there are 2 common theories to its arrival:
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1)Dingoes were brought to Australia at least 15,000 years ago by Aboriginal people (evidence is now suggesting the Aborigine and the Dingo arrived at different times) 2)The Dingo may have been related to the semi wild dogs found throughout South East Asia, and brought to Australia by sea farers who used them for trade and/or eating about 5000 years ago.
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course ANS 282 taught by Professor Balander during the Fall '10 term at Michigan State University.

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