Talk:Canis lupus familiaris

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Usually Canis familiaris[edit]

Usually this is Canis familiaris. 24.210.73.62 02:11, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

I agree. Usually Canis familiaris — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 83.54.24.118 (talk) 13:59, 24 June 2006
Wrong. Canis familiaris is obsolete and has been abolished in 1993. --77.56.250.96 18:24, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
Dog in chinese (中文) is gou3, don't know how to make it show up after the chinese characters canis familiaris or canis canis. there should be more variety of pics-- maybe showing the extremes of breeding traits. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.175.104.240 (talkcontribs) 10:48, 2007-08-27.
Is "gou3" a pronunciation key? If yes, it already appears at http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Dog#Translations and is probably not needed here. --Georgeryp 06:06, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
I remember a paper published by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute that delineated the genetic connections between several of the dog breeds. The data only clarified the species that were very different and those that were very similar. This could be a useful addition to this page. 24.252.199.48 02:56, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
For the current Wikispecies guidelines on adding images to articles please see Help:Image Guidelines and for the talk behind the guidelines: Help talk:Image Guidelines --Georgeryp 01:54, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Canis familiaris was not "abolished" just because one taxonomist, Wilson, decided without formal justification, to place it as a subspecies of Canis lupus in a mammal species list. C. familiaris does not meet the criteria for a subspecies of C. lupus: genetic tests show there has been effective genetic isolation between the two species for at least 15,000 years despite their world-wide sympatry. Rare hybridization does not indicate the two are the same species, and "similarity" is not a criteria for lumping species. Janice Koler-Matznick — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.139.192.2 (talk) 17:51, 5 October 2009

Synonyms[edit]

Doesn't "Dog" seem like a synonym worth adding? My apologies if it is a stupid question. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 205.236.81.253 (talk) 15:42, 9 September 2013

Nope, because the word "synonym" have a different meaning in taxonomy than in lexical semantics. Basically, the word "synonym" in taxonomy is not a synonym of the word "synonym" in linguistics… :-) See the Wikipedia articles Synonym (taxonomy) and Synonym for a distinction between the two concepts. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 21:03, 12 August 2015 (UTC).

Image[edit]

Shouldn't the image be a mutt?--Simplificationalizer (talk) 18:12, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

@Simplificationalizer: Not necessarily since pure breeds, crossbreeds and mongrels all represent the Canis lupus familiaris taxon, whether they have a pedigree or not. However, feel free to change the picture, if you want to. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 01:24, 4 January 2017 (UTC).