canid


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Related to canid: Canidae, maned wolf, Canine family

ca·nid

 (kăn′ĭd, kā′nĭd)
n.
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.]

canid

(ˈkænɪd)
n
any animal of the dog family

can•id

(ˈkæn ɪd, ˈkeɪ nɪd)

n.
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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We obtained wild canid carcasses through collaboration with licensed hunters and trappers and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Several Tas2r intact genes in raccoon dog were pseudogenized in other species, for example, the Tas2r67 and Tas2r2 were not existed in human, but intact in raccoon dogs and other canid species; the Tas2r39, Tas2r40 and Tas2r41 was pseudogenized in ferret, but was intact in canid species.
Extra territorial forays are known to occur in multiple canid species (Messier 1985, Nicholson et al.
Further studies are necessary to elucidate the distribution of oral diseases in wild canids.
Melanism in canids occurs from a if-locus mutation ([K.sup.B]) (Anderson et al., 2009).
There are no Neanderthal sites yet found that contain canid remains.
UO astronomer Scott Fisher will describe the canid constellations and welcome the crowd to stump the astronomer.
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.