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The Wayward Dog: Is the Australian native dog or Dingo a distinct species?

Jackson, Stephen M.; Groves, Colin; Fleming, Peter J. S.; Aplin, Ken P.; Eldridge, Mark D. B.; Gonzalez, Antonio; Helgen, Kristopher M.


The taxonomic identity and status of the Australian Dingo has been unsettled and controversial since its initial description in 1792. Since that time it has been referred to by various names including Canis dingo, Canis lupus dingo, Canis familiaris and Canis familiaris dingo. Of these names C. l. dingo and C. f. dingo have been most often used, but it has recently been proposed that the Australian Dingo should be once again recognized as a full species-Canis dingo. There is an urgent need to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-09-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4317.2.1
Access Rights: Open Access


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