any animal of the dog family Canidae, including the wolves, jackals, hyenas, coyotes, foxes, and domestic dogs.
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Before this finding, wolves were the only canid known to fish.Watch: This fox is the first spotted fishing for its food | Freda Kreier | October 3, 2022 | Science News For Students
The discovery makes red foxes just the second type of canid — the group that includes wolves and dogs — known to hunt fish.
The canids fare well because they face little competition for abundant prey and few dangers to their young.
They’re canids, like dogs, so it would be easy to compare them to a domesticated species, but they’re not particularly closely related to dogs, so there’s enough separation to see how forced domestication affects a new species.
Kershenbaum studies “Wolves & other canids,” “Dolphins & cetaceans” — and “Aliens.”Why Extraterrestrial Life May Not Seem Entirely Alien | Dan Falk | March 18, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Social animals are the most easily subjugated by man, and several species of canid hunt in packs.
When compared with all known members of the family of canid they betray a distinct and abnormal origin.
De Blainville ('Ostographie, canid,' p. 137) has also seen an extra molar on both sides.
Amongst mammals, we see it strikingly displayed in Bats, and in a lesser degree in the Felid and canid.On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection | Charles Darwin
The oldest and most central stock appears to be that of the dog family (canid).Zoology: The Science of Animal Life | Ernest Ingersoll
Scientific definitions for canid
Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes, and jackals.
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