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Transcript of WOLF
The First Kind of wolf
The canis lepophagus is an extinct species of canid which was endemic to much of North America. It is notable because its lineage is proposed to have led to both wolves and coyotes.
Where it begins
The evolution of the wolf occurred over a geologic time scale of 800 thousand years, transforming the first Middle Pleistocene wolf specimen that is recognized as being morphologically similar to Canis lupus into today's dog, dingo and gray wolf.
Canis priscolatrans lived in the late Pliocene-Early Pleistocene in North America. The first definite wolf appeared in the Late Blancan/Early Irvingtonian,
Armbruster's wolf is an extinct species of the genus Canis that was endemic to North America and lived during the Irvingtonian stage of the Pleistocene epoch.
It is perhaps one of the most famous prehistoric carnivores in North America along with its extinct competitor Smilodon, the "sabre-toothed cat". Canis dirus lived in the Americas during the Late Pleistocene epoch (125,000–10,000 years ago).
It once inhabited parts of what is now present-day China and Yakutia. It is notable for its cranio-dental characteristics that have led some paleontologists to propose a distant relationship to the domestic dog.
What do wolves eat?
Wolves are carnivorous so they eat other animals. They prey primarily on ungulates – large, hoofed mammals.
The domestic dog is a member of genus Canis that forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant carnivore.
Habitat of wolves
What are wolves?
Wolves live and hunt in packs of around six to ten animals. They are known to roam large distances, perhaps 12 miles (20 kilometers) in a single day. These social animals cooperate on their preferred prey—large animals such as deer, elk, and moose.
Wolves can thrive in a diversity of habitats from the tundra to woodlands, forests, grasslands and deserts.
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