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Dog taxonomy
Dog taxonomy

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Canis lupus familiaris, dog taxonomy

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The domestic dog is a species in the family Canidae (canids), order Carnivora, and suborder Caniformia (former superfamily Caniodea) that includes seals, bears, weasel-, and raccoon-like carnivores.

Although dogs belong to an ancient lineage, the 35 extant species are all closey related. The radiation of recent lineages probably began about 12 to 15 million years ago and diversified into three distinct groups:

The gray fox, raccoon dog, and bat-eared fox do not fit into these categories and represent long-distinct lineages. The raccoon dog appears to have the most primitive chromosome complement and may have some large chromosome blocks that are homologous to those of cats. Chromosome number and structure vary widely among canid species, from 36 metacentric chromosomes (red fox) to 78 acrocentric chromosomes (wolves, coyotes, and jackals). This degree of variation contrast sharply with most other carnivore families in which chromosome number and structure are well conserved.

Taxonomic lineage of domestic cat Felis catus

cellular organisms - Eukaryota - Fungi/Metazoa group - Metazoa - Eumetazoa - Bilateria - Coelomata - Deuterostomia - Chordata - Craniata - Vertebrata - Gnathostomata - Teleostomi - Euteleostomi - Sarcopterygii - Tetrapoda - Amniota - Mammalia - Theria - Eutheria - Laurasiatheria - Carnivora - Caniformia - Canidae - Canis - Canis lupus - Canis lupus familiaris

Canidae (dog family)

Dog family (Canidae) belongs to order Carnivora and contains several genera many of which are well-known such as genera Canis (wolves and jackals) and Vulpes (foxes).

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The following is list of all genera that belong to family Canidae.

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