On some biological characteristics of Canis lupus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Turkey

Abstract :

Canis lupus is represented by 10 subspecies in Palaearctic Region and 5 subspecies in Nearctic Region. The other wolf species, Canis simensis, ranges only Ethiopia in Afrotropical Region. Up to date, the given information on Canis lupus in Turkey is mainly based on the derivation of studies, and thus unsatisfactory. The lack of studies based on specimens indicates a need of detailed research on this species.In this preliminary study, conducted between April 2014 and August 2018, some biological characteristics of the wolf were examined. This research based on 32 Canis lupus specimens obtained from different localities. Diagnostic characters, habitat features, morphological features, tooth features, baculum features and fur features of Canis lupus were recorded

Keyword :

Wolf, morphological characteristics, habitat, Turkey

Author(s) : Yıldız Ay, E., Albayrak, İ.
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Published Issue : 2019 Vol. 14 Number 1

2019 Vol. 14 Number 1