- A family of carnivorous mammals that includes dogs, wolves, jackals, and foxes.
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The relationship between the Canidae and the Procyonidae must not be lost sight of in considering this point of external likeness.
Among mammals, we see it strikingly displayed in Bats, and in a lesser degree in the Felidae and Canidae.On the Origin of Species
The great majority of existing Canidae belong to the genus Canis.
The caecum, unlike that of the majority of Canidae, is only slightly curved.
This gland, which emits an aromatic odour, is found in all Canidae, with possibly the exception of Lycaon pictus.