Baffin Island wolf

Baffin Island wolf

Baffin Island wolf

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Canis lupus manningi

The Baffin Island wolf (Canis lupus manningi ), also known as the Baffin Island tundra wolf, is a subspecies of grey wolf which resides exclusively on Baffin Island and several nearby islands. It was not formally recognized as a subspecies until 1943, when it was given its taxonomic classification by Anderson. This wolf is recognized as a subspecies of Canis lupus in the taxonomic authority Mammal Species of the World (2005).

Appearance

The Baffin Island wolf is described as being light coloured, sometimes white, and unusually small, as compared to other wolf subspecies. It is proposed to be the smallest of all Arctic wolf types. It is currently endangered.

Distribution

Geography

Baffin Island wolf habitat map
Baffin Island wolf habitat map
Baffin Island wolf
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References

1. Baffin Island wolf Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baffin_Island_wolf

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