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 (kăn′ĭd, kā′nĭd)
Any of various widely distributed carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the foxes, wolves, dogs, jackals, and coyotes.

[From New Latin Canidae, family name, from Canis, type genus, from Latin canis, dog; see canine.]


any animal of the dog family


(ˈkæn ɪd, ˈkeɪ nɪd)

any member of the dog family Canidae, including the wolves, jackals, coyotes, foxes, and domestic dogs.
[1885–90; < New Latin Canidae <Canis genus of dogs and wolves]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canid - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzlescanid - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
Canidae, family Canidae - dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes
bitch - female of any member of the dog family
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
wolf - any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
Canis aureus, jackal - Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair
wild dog - any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
hyaena, hyena - doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
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According to Van Valkenburgh and Wayne (1994), the extent of sexual dimorphism varies in jackal species among regions, and is not as pronounced as is typical of canids.
Contributing to the knowledge about the role of animals in ancient Egyptian theology, Kitagawa investigates a possible tomb of Anubis at Asyut, the questions of the zoological classification of canids found there--dogs, wolves, foxes, and jackals in particular--and the extent to which the diseases and pathologies affecting canids can provide insights into the circumstances surrounding the life and death of these animals.
Therefore, in this study, behavioural and ecological features of consumed species are also compared between two sympatric canids.
Opinions range from one spectrum to the other, from 'don't touch the coyotes, we love them' to 'they're these big bad nasty predators that belong in the wild and have no place in urban landscapes,'" said Camilla Fox, founder of Project Coyote, a California-based nonprofit that promotes peaceful coexistence with wild canids.
The new study examined the entire genetic makeup, or genome, of 28 canids from around the world.
Blastomyces dermatitidis (family Ajellomycetaceae) is a fungal pathogen that causes blastomycosis, a life-threatening disease in humans, canids, and other mammals (1,2).
Coenurus cerebralis is the larval stage of Taenia multiceps, an intestinal cestode of wild and domestic canids (the definitive host) (Sharma and Chauhan 2006).
Hydatid disease results from accidental ingestion of eggs of the tiny hydatid tapeworm that infects domestic and wild canids.
meets the comprehensive and rigorous definition of a true sanctuary and is providing humane and responsible care of the canids, meeting rigorous and peer-reviewed standards for operations, administration, and veterinary care established by GFAS, which is the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries.
The locations of removal plots were selected to avoid overlap with transects being surveyed concurrently for native canids (Lonsinger et al.
Instead, competition among different carnivore species proved to be even more important for canids," says lead author Daniele Silvestre, Ph.