Talk:Canis lupus dingo

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Canis lupus dingo a separate species[edit]

There are sources indicating C.l.dingo as a separate species:

But ITIS is (still?) listing it as subspecies. --Murma174 (talk) 17:10, 28 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The taxonomic status of the dingo is presently varied according to source consulted. It is considered a full species by some, a subspecies of dog, a subspecies of wolf, or a variety/breed of dog with no separate taxonomic status (latest Australian position following Jackson et al., 2017 as per Australian Faunal Directory entry at The jury is probably still out at this time; further developments are awaited...
By the way I have removed the attribution of Canis dingo to "Blumenbach, 1780 [name combination]" from the page since this originates from a spurious record in ITIS which will be corrected shortly: refer relevant messages on Taxacom at , and did other general names-related cleanup. Tony 1212 (talk) 23:45, 7 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]