Caspian Sea Wolf

Caspian Sea Wolf
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Canis
Species:lupus
Subspecies:C. l. cubanensis
Trinomial name
Canis lupus cubanensis
Schreber, 1775
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Caspian Sea wolf range

Caspian Sea wolf range


Main article: Gray Wolf


The Caspian Sea Wolf (Canis lupus cubanensis), also known as the Caucasian Wolf, is a critically endangered subspecies of the gray wolf, and was once found throughout the area between the Caspian and Black seas. Now an extremely rare animal, it exists only in a remote area in the extreme southeastern portion of Russia that borders the Caspian Sea.
conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive either in the present day or the future. Many factors are taken into account when assessing the conservation status of a species: not simply the number remaining, but the
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critically endangered have an extremely high risk of becoming extinct.

IUCN Category

The World Conservation Union (IUCN), widely considered to be the most objective and authoritative system for classifying species in terms of the risk of extinction[1]
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Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. Scientific classification also can be called scientific taxonomy, but should be distinguished from folk taxonomy, which lacks scientific basis.
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Chordata
Bateson, 1885

Typical Classes

See below

Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates.
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Mammalia
Linnaeus, 1758

Subclasses & Infraclasses
  • Subclass †Allotheria*
  • Subclass Prototheria
  • Subclass Theria

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Carnivora
Bowdich, 1821

Families
  • 17, See classification

The diverse order Carnivora (IPA: /kɑrˈnɪvərə/
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Canidae
G. Fischer de Waldheim, 1817

Genera
  • Alopex
  • Atelocynus
  • Canis
  • Cerdocyon
  • Chrysocyon
  • Cuon
  • Cynotherium
  • Dusicyon
  • Dasycyon

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Canis
Linnaeus, 1758

Species

Canis adustus
Canis aureus
Canis dirus (extinct)
Canis latrans
Canis lupus

Canis mesomelas
Canis rufus
Canis simensis
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C. lupus

Binomial name
Canis lupus
Linnaeus, 1758

Range map. Green, present; red, former.

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In biology, trinomial nomenclature refers to names for taxa below the rank of species. This is different for animals and plants:
  • for animals see trinomen. There is only one rank allowed below the rank of species: subspecies.
  • for plants see ternary name.

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Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (Weißensee, Thuringia, 1739 — Erlangen, 1810) was a German naturalist.

In 1774 Schreber began writing a multi-volume set of books entitled Die Säugethiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen
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C. lupus

Binomial name
Canis lupus
Linnaeus, 1758

Range map. Green, present; red, former.

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Coordinates Coordinates:
Lake type Endorheic
Saline
Permanent
Natural
Primary sources Volga River

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Anthem
Hymn of the Russian Federation


Capital
(and largest city) Moscow

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