Canis familiaris


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Noun1.Canis familiaris - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric timesCanis familiaris - 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"
domestic animal, domesticated animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
puppy - a young dog
canid, canine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
Canis, genus Canis - type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
doggie, doggy, pooch, barker, bow-wow - informal terms for dogs
cur, mutt, mongrel - an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
lapdog - a dog small and tame enough to be held in the lap
toy dog, toy - any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
hunting dog - a dog used in hunting game
working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
carriage dog, coach dog, dalmatian - a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
basenji - small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark
pug, pug-dog - small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
Leonberg - a large dog (usually with a golden coat) produced by crossing a St Bernard and a Newfoundland
Newfoundland, Newfoundland dog - a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland
Great Pyrenees - bred of large heavy-coated white dogs resembling the Newfoundland
spitz - any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
Belgian griffon, Brussels griffon, griffon - breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
corgi, Welsh corgi - either of two Welsh breeds of long-bodied short-legged dogs with erect ears and a fox-like head
poodle, poodle dog - an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped; an old breed sometimes trained as sporting dogs or as performing dogs
Mexican hairless - any of an old breed of small nearly hairless dogs of Mexico
flag - a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
pack - a group of hunting animals
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Canis familiaris female's karyotype has a chromosome number of 78, consisting of 39 chromosome pairs of which 38 are autosomes (acrocentric) and the remaining pair are sex chromosomes XX (metacentric) (Figure 1A).
3 Mammalia# Mammals# Canis familiaris Dog Alopex lagopus Polar fox Ursus maritimus Polar bear 1 Odobenus rosmarus Walrus 12 Phoca hispida Ringed seal Phoca sp.
Pienkowska and Switonski (1998) identified the nucleolus organizer regions in Canis familiaris chromosomes.