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Evolution of the Grey Wolf

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Chaya Cox

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The Evolution of the Grey Wolf By: Chaya Cox Intro Evolutionary history of the wolf is not totally clear.
Believe key ancestors were members in the family called the Miacoidea or the Miacids.
Diverged in57B.C.E/cenozoic period into Canis = dogs, bears, and relatives.
population is declining rapidly due to human civilzation and hunting. Enviorments Evolutionary Tree for Carnivores Evolutionary Tree for Caniformes The End Evolution Tree for Canids The Grey Wolf Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivdae
Family: Canide
Genus: Canis
Species: Canis Lupus (Animals with notchards) (Mammals) (Carnivores) (Dog) (All animals) Wide variety of northern habitats forests, tundra, taiga, deserts, plains and mountains Adaptations Evolutionary Fun Facts Bibliography Closest relative: Dogs, other Wolves, and Coyotes Sharp nails grip the ground to help change direction with out slowing down
Bite has amount of pressure of 500lb
Has a sense of smell that is 100 times that of humans
Eyes can help booth at night and during the day to see prey and preditors Timber Wolf Lean body and long limbs for hunting.
Toes that spread to help for running.
Oily under fur to keep moister out.
Sharp teeth for tearing flesh and bone alowed for more food to be consumed.
Attach big from behind or side.
Travels in large packs inorder to hunt.
Stomach and eating habits alowed them go with out food up to two weeks
Howl to alter others of threats.
Great sens of smell to find prey.
Sensitive eyes that detect movement of prey and preditors. Abhijit Naik.Gray Wolf Adaptations. 9/28/2011.Buzzle.4/17/2014.http://www.buzzle.com/articles/gray-wolf-adaptations.html
Grey Wolf - Canis lupus. Jan 7 2012.carnivoraforum.4/17/2013. http://carnivoraforum.com/topic/9328891/1/ American Museum of Natural History-New York. 200 Central Park West New York, NY 10024 (dogs, bears, and relatives)
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