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Re: Line breeding vs hybridization

  • Subject: Re: Line breeding vs hybridization
  • From: StellrJ@aol.com
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 00:48:00 -0500 (CDT)

In a message dated Thu, 21 Jun 2001 12:04:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl> writes:

<< The question then is: is a Canis familiaris actually Canis lupus???? OR is
it Canis lupus 'Dalmatian' and Canis lupus 'Dachshund'?? Or is it Canis
familiaris 'Dalmatian' or Canis familiaris 'Dachshund'? Or plain Canis
'Dalmatian' and Canis 'Dachshund'?

To complicate matters further, I have seen the Dingo called not only Canis familiaris dingo AND Canis lupus dingo, but even Canis lupus familiaris dingo -- a whopping tetranomen.  The Dingo is clearly a viable wild form, bearing little resemblance to any existing subspecies of wolf.

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