The canis genus has as its members jackals, wolves, the coyote and the domestic dog. Members of the genus are found on every continent except Antarctica, the dingo having been introduced to Australia a few thousand years ago.
Scientific name: Canis
The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
Canis is a genus containing seven to 10 extant species, including dogs, wolves, coyotes, and jackals, and many extinct species.
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