Mackenzie River wolf

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Mackenzie River wolf
Loup du Canada (Canis lupus mackenzii).JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Canis
Species: C. lupus
Subspecies: C. l. mackenzii
Trinomial name
Canis lupus mackenzii
Anderson, 1943 (1908)[1][2]

The Mackenzie River wolf (Canis lupus mackenzii) is a subspecies of the gray wolf, Canis lupus, and is found in the Canadian Northwest Territories.

Not much has been "published" on Canis lupus mackenzii but one of the most comprehensive studies was done in 1954 by W.A. Fuller, Wolf Control Operations, Southern Mackenzie District, Canada Wildlife Service Report.[3]

In 1992, this wolf was re-classified as Canis lupus occidentalis, the Mackenzie Valley wolf, common with wolves in Alaska and Western Canada.[3]


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