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Temporal range: 39.75–0Ma
Late Eocene - Recent
Familia Canidae.jpg
Major extant canid genera: Canis, Cuon, Lycaon, Cerdocyon, Chrysocyon, Speothos, Vulpes, Nyctereutes, Otocyon an Urocyon
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Family: Canidae
G. Fischer de Waldheim, 1817
Genera an species

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The Canidae /ˈkænɨd/ [2] are the biological faimily o carnivorous an omnivorous mammals that includes domestic dugs, wolves, foxes, jackals, coyotes, an mony ither lesser kent extant an extinct dug-like mammals. A member o this family is cried a canid (/ˈknɨd/). The Canidae faimily is dividit intae twa tribes: Canini (relatit tae wolves) an Vulpini (relatit tae foxes). The twa species o the basal Caninae are mair primitive an dae nae fit intae either tribe.

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  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. Canidae. The American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company. (accessed: February 16, 2009).

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