Newfoundland wolf

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Newfoundland wolf
Stuffed Newfoundland wolf.jpg
Stuffed specimen
Extinct  (1911)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Canis
C. l. beothucus
Trinomial name
Canis lupus beothucus
Allen & Barbour, 1937
North American gray wolf subspecies distribution according to Goldman (1944) & MSW3 (2005).png
Historical and present range of gray wolf subspecies in North America

The Newfoundland wolf (Canis lupus beothucus) is an extinct subspecies of gray wolf that was native to Newfoundland. It is described as being a medium-sized,[1] 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.[2] The last specimen was reportedly killed in 1911.[3] This wolf is recognized as a subspecies of Canis lupus in the taxonomic authority Mammal Species of the World (2005).[4]


See also[edit]

Labrador wolf


  1. ^ Mech, L. David (1981), The Wolf: The Ecology and Behaviour of an Endangered Species, University of Minnesota Press, p. 352, ISBN 0-8166-1026-6
  2. ^ Allen, Glover; Barbour, Thomas (May 1937). "The Newfoundland Wolf". American Society of Mammalogists. JSTOR 1374474.
  3. ^ Glover, A. (1942), Extinct and vanishing mammals of the western hemisphere, with the marine species of all the oceans, American Committee for International Wild Life Protection, pp. 205-206.
  4. ^ Wozencraft, W.C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 575–577. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. url=