Sicilian wolf

Sicilian wolf

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Canis lupus cristaldii

The Sicilian wolf is an extinct subspecies of the gray wolf that was endemic to Sicily. It was paler than the mainland Italian wolf and comparable in size to the extant Arabian wolf and extinct Japanese wolf. The subspecies reportedly went extinct due to human persecution in the 1920s, though there were several possible sightings up to the 1970s. It was identified as a distinct subspecies in 2018 through morphological examinations of the few remaining mounted specimens and skulls, as well as mtDNA analyses.

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Sicilian wolf habitat map

References

1. Sicilian wolf Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_wolf

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