Newfoundland wolf

Newfoundland wolf

Newfoundland wolf

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Canis lupus beothucus

The Newfoundland wolf (Canis lupus beothucus ) was a subspecies of grey wolf that was native to Newfoundland. As a food source, the species would prey and rely on the Newfoundland Caribou. During the autumn and early winter, some wolves would turn white while others remained dark enough to look black.

Appearance

It was described as being a medium-sized, slender-skulled wolf with a white pelt, though melanists also occurred. In comparison to its mainland relatives it bears a striking difference in its internal accessory cusp angles allowing for distinction between subspecies. The last specimen was reportedly killed in 1911.

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Newfoundland wolf habitat map
Newfoundland wolf habitat map
Newfoundland wolf
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References

1. Newfoundland wolf Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_wolf

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