The systematic status of the Italian wolfCanis lupus

  title={The systematic status of the Italian wolfCanis lupus},
  author={Ronald M. Nowak and Nicholas E. Federoff},
  journal={Acta Theriologica},
In the past, the gray wolfCanis lupus Linnaeus, 1758, has been recognized in Italy as either the subspecieslupus oritalicus. It has also been postulated that this population has undergone introgression from the domestic dogCanis familiaris. In order to clarify these issues, multistatistical analyses were made of 10 skull measurements of 34 full grown male wolves from the Italian Peninsula, 91 other male Eurasian wolves, and 20 domestic dogs. The analyses, together with other morphological… 

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