Dogs wolves coyotes jackals and foxes

(Canidae)

Class Mammalia Order Carnivora Family Canidae

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Coat colors may be black, brown, or red; cursorial predators, they have both cutting and grinding teeth.

Size

Number of genera, species

14 genera; 35 species

Habitat

Open and lightly wooded country for most species

Conservation status

Extinct: 1 species; Critically Endangered: 2 species; Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 2 species; Lower Risk: 3 species; Data Deficient: 9 species

Distribution

All continents except Antarctica and Australia (wild canids); domestic dogs worldwide

Distribution

All continents except Antarctica and Australia (wild canids); domestic dogs worldwide

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