Japanese wolf

Japanese wolf

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Canis lupus hodophilax

The Japanese wolf, also known as the Honshū wolf, is an extinct subspecies of the gray wolf that was once endemic to the islands of Honshū, Shikoku and Kyūshū in the Japanese archipelago. Its binomial name derives from the Greek Hodos (path) and phylax (guardian), in reference to Japanese folklore, which portrayed wolves as the protectors of travellers. It was one of two subspecies that were once found in the Japanese archipelago, the other being the Hokkaido wolf.

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References

1. Japanese wolf Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_wolf

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