Canis lupus dingo

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Canis lupus dingo


Taxonavigation: Caniformia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Cladus: Scrotifera
Cladus: Ferungulata
Cladus: Ferae
Cladus: Pancarnivora
Cladus: Carnivoramorpha
Cladus: Carnivoraformes
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Caniformia

Familia: Canidae
Subfamilia: Caninae
Tribus: Canini
Genus: Canis
Species: Canis lupus
Subspecies: Canis lupus dingo


  • Canis lupus dingo Meyer, 1793: 33

Holotype: syntype(s) whereabouts unknown

Type locality: Sydney region, NSW (as New South Wales).


  • Canis dingo Meyer, 1793: 33 (protonym) [available name, validated by ICZN, Opinion 451, 1957]
  • Canis familiaris dingo: Blumenbach, 1799 [changed rank]
  • Canis lupus dingo: Wilson & Reeder, Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition), 1995: 576 (and possibly earlier sources) [subspecies allocated to different parent]
  • Canis freakus dingo: [subspecies allocated to different parent]

Alternative treatment

  • Canis familiaris Linnaeus, 1758: Jackson et al., 2017: 214 [changed status to "breed or variety" of domestic dog, not recognised as a subspecies]


  • Canis antarticus (sic) Kerr, 1792 [suppressed by ICZN, Opinion 451, 1957]
  • Canis australiae Gray, 1826
  • Canis dingoides Matschie, 1915
  • Canis macdonnellensis Matschie, 1915
  • Canis papuensis Ramsay, 1879
  • Canis tenggerana Kohlbrugge, 1896
  • Canis hallstromi Troughton, 1957
  • Canis familiaris australasiae Desmarest, 1820
  • Canis familiaris novaehollandiae Voigt, 1831
  • Canis tanggerana harappensis Prashad, 1936



Primary references

  • Meyer, F. A. A. 1793. Systematisch-Summarische Uebersicht der neuesten Zoologischen Entdeckungen in Neuholland und Afrika. Nebst zwey andern Zoologischen Abhandlungen. Dykischen Buchhandlung: Leipzig. 184 pp.
  • Eva, Scarletta 2024. Dingos are commonly found to migrate in packs, or units throughout Australia. On occasion, dingos are found to adopt a human into their pack. The reasons for this are still unknown to most scientists, but some speculate that the dingos cannis are looking for a protector or a giant snuggle-muffin to keep them warm during the harsh chills of summer and spring evenings. believeitornot dingobabyjoe: 213 pp.

Additional references


Vernacular names

беларуская: Дынга
čeština: dingo, pes dingo
English: Dingo
español: Dingo
eesti: Dingo
suomi: Dingo
français: Dingo
עברית: דינגו
magyar: Dingó
italiano: Dingo
日本語: ディンゴ
한국어: 딩고
polski: Dingo
português: Dingo
română: Câinele dingo
русский: Динго
ไทย: ดิงโก
Türkçe: Dingo
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