Cascade mountain wolf

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Cascade mountain wolf
Extinct  (1940)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Canis
Species: C. lupus
Subspecies: C. l. fuscus
Trinomial name
Canis lupus fuscus
Richardson 1839[1]

The Cascade mountain wolf (Canis lupus fuscus) was a subspecies of the gray wolf, Canis lupus, and was normally found in British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington.[2] It was originally identified as a separate species from other wolves in the area by Edward Goldman in 1945,[3] though the authority for the species was made much earlier by Richardson in 1839.[4] The subspecies itself became extinct in 1940.[2]


It was described as a cinnamon coloured wolf measuring 165 cm and weighing 36–49 kg.[5]


  1. ^ "Canis lupus fuscus Richardson, 1839" – ITIS Report
  2. ^ a b Charles Bergman (2003). Wild Echoes: Encounters With the Most Endangered Animals in North America. University of Illinois Press. pp. 256–. ISBN 978-0-252-07125-6. 
  3. ^ Barry Lopez (2004). Of Wolves and Men. Simon and Schuster. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-0-7432-4936-2. 
  4. ^ Joshua Ross Ginsberg; David David Whyte Macdonald (1990). Foxes, Wolves, Jackals, and Dogs: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Canids. IUCN. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-2-88032-996-9. 
  5. ^ The Encyclopedia of Vanished Species by David Day, Universe Books ltd. 1981. ISBN 0-947889-30-2