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A comparative approach to Canis

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199295852
eISBN:
9780191711688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter provides a comparative background for the study of dog behaviour by introducing the main behavioural features of dog-like species of Canis. The main aim here is to give an understanding ... More


Jackals: A comparative study of side-striped jackals in Zimbabwe: the influence of habitat and congeners

David W. Macdonald, Andrew J. Loveridge, and Robert P. D. Atkinson

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) is a medium-sized canid found throughout much of East and central Africa, excluding the equatorial zone, and extending as far south as Zimbabwe and ... More


Grey wolves—Isle Royale: Long-term population and predation dynamics of wolves on Isle Royale

John A. Vucetich and Rolf O. Peterson

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The wolves (Canis lupus) of Isle Royale, an island in Lake Superior (North America), have been studied with their primary prey, the moose (Alces alces), continuously and intensively since 1959. This ... More


Grey wolves—Yellowstone: Extermination and recovery of red wolf and grey wolf in the contiguous United States

Michael K. Phillips, Edward E. Bangs, L. David Mech, Brian T. Kelly, and Buddy B. Fazio

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

About 150 years ago, the grey wolf (Canis lupus) was distributed throughout the contiguous United States, except for in southeastern US from central Texas to the Atlantic coast, where the red wolf ... More


Ethiopian wolves: Afroalpine ecology, solitary foraging, and intense sociality amongst Ethiopian wolves

Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Jorgelina Marino, Dada Gottelli, and David W. Macdonald

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis), at about 20 kg, differs from such typical, medium-size canids as the coyote (Canis latrans) in its unusually long legs and a long muzzle. Restricted to ... More


The Carnivora from Porcupine Cave

Elaine Anderson

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter identifies carnivore specimens in Porcupine Cave. There were 22 species and 144 specimens of carnivores reported from nine areas in Porcupine Cave in 1996. Since then, Ursus americanus ... More


Homo canis: Why Humans are Different Than All Other Primates

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines what it means to be human, a member of the biological species Homo sapiens. Comparing humans to a wide range of primates, it shows that no other species has a similar social ... More


North America: The World Wolf Made

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter explores the historical relationship between Indigenous Americans and wolves illustrated through the stories of Indigenous peoples of North America, especially on the Great Plains and ... More


Canis familiaris

Alexandra Horowitz

in The Ethics of Captivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977994
eISBN:
9780199375172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977994.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, presents an unusual case study for the consideration of captivity of nonhuman animals. On one level, the captivity of the species is discussable: by virtue of the ... More


The Stone Age Archaeology of Church Hole, Creswell Crags, Nottinghamshire

R. M. Jacobi

in Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199299171
eISBN:
9780191917714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199299171.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Church Hole (SK 5339 7411) is towards the western end of Creswell Crags gorge. It is the only cave or fissure on the south (Nottinghamshire) side of the crags to have yielded evidence of human ... More


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