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Gray Wolf or European Wolf?[edit]

This article says that dogs are descended from the now extinct European wolf, yet the article on gray wolves says that all dogs are descendents of gray wolves, which is it? 123.243.215.92 (talk) 09:57, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

European wolf is a subspecies of gray wolf, and they are not extinct. Editor abcdef (talk) 06:08, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Lead Request[edit]

The lead sentence currently reads: "The domestic dog ... is the 18-31,000 year old descendant of a now extinct European Wolf". The relevant material in the source cited for this sentence (located here: https://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6160/871 ) reads: "The precise details of the domestication and origins of domestic dogs are unclear." and: "The data suggest that an ancient, now extinct, central European population of wolves was directly ancestral to domestic dogs.".

"The data suggest" and "the precise details are unclear" are not conclusive or factual statements. The wording of the current lead is unrepresentative of the statements in the source and should either be prefaced with "imprecise data suggests", something to that effect, or should be removed. I would like consensus on this before making a bold edit, and I thank you in advance for helping me with this. --Jacksoncw (talk) 21:53, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

I decided to make the change and simply removed that part of the sentence. --Jacksoncw (talk) 01:46, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

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New lede[edit]

I think the lede image should be changed to File:Collage of Nine Dogs.jpg, since it shows the diversity of dog breeds. The cat article also has a collage and cats aren't nearly as diverse in shape and size as dogs. LittleJerry (talk) 04:05, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Bad source[edit]

http://barkingorders.net/generalInfo/?target=85&entry=A+realistic+look+into+the+eyesight+of+a+dog is full of complete nonsense and should not be used as a source.--2A00:1028:83D4:436:19B3:828C:12:4527 (talk) 15:27, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 September 2014[edit]

197.245.61.57 (talk) 08:42, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 08:49, 18 September 2014 (UTC)