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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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Therefore, in this study, behavioural and ecological features of consumed species are also compared between two sympatric canids.
Coenurus cerebralis is the larval stage of Taenia multiceps, an intestinal cestode of wild and domestic canids (the definitive host) (Sharma and Chauhan 2006).
The locations of removal plots were selected to avoid overlap with transects being surveyed concurrently for native canids (Lonsinger et al.
38-43, IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group, Gland, Switzerland, 2004.
Melanism in canids occurs from a if-locus mutation ([K.
There are no Neanderthal sites yet found that contain canid remains.
In the wild, a canid that can't tell the difference would quickly be eliminated from the gene pool.
According to Adam Freedman, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the lead author on the study, gene flow across canid species appears more pervasive than previously thought.
granulosus, whose definitive host is a wild canid such as a wolf (Canis lupis) or coyote (C.