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Wolf
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General Information
Universe Real Life
Aliases Gray wolf
Grey wolf
Classification Canis lupus
Species Type Wolf
Homeworld Earth
Environment Woodland
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based
Biological Information
Lifespan Wild: 14 years
Captivity: 16 years
Reproduction Sexual; give live birth
Average Height 2'7.2"-2'9.6" (79.25-85.34 cm) at shoulder
Average Weight 51-180 lbs (23.13-81.65 kg)
Average Length 3'4.8"-5'.24" (1.04-1.58 m)
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Prey Deer
Elk
Moose
Bison
Bighorn sheep
Caribou
Muskox
Arctic fox
Hares
Cattle
Domestic sheep
Predators Grizzly bear
Polar bear
Siberian tiger
Human
Lineage Information
Subspecies Eastern Wolf
Western Wolf
Dingo
Descendant(s) Dog
Related Species Coyote
Jackal
Cultural Information
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Infraclass Placentalia
Superorder Laurasiatheria
Order Carnivora
Suborder Caniformia
Family Canidae
Subfamily Caninae
Genus Canis
Species C. lupus
Other Information
Status Least Concern
Creator God (debated)

The Wolf (Canis lupus) is a common predatory mammal usually found around woodland areas in North America.

Biology[]

The wolf is the largest extant member of the Canidae family, and is further distinguished from coyotes and jackals by a broader snout, shorter ears, a shorter torso and a longer tail. It is slender and powerfully built, with a large, deeply descending rib cage, a sloping back, and a heavily muscled neck. The wolf's legs are moderately longer than those of other canids, which enables the animal to move swiftly, and to overcome the deep snow that covers most of its geographical range in winter. The ears are relatively small and triangular. The wolf's head is large and heavy, with a wide forehead, strong jaws and a long, blunt muzzle. The skull is 230–280 mm (9–11 in) in length and 130–150 mm (5–6 in) in width. The teeth are heavy and large, making them better suited to crushing bone than those of other canids. They are not as specialized as those found in hyenas though. Its molars have a flat chewing surface, but not to the same extent as the coyote, whose diet contains more vegetable matter. Females tend to have narrower muzzles and foreheads, thinner necks, slightly shorter legs, and less massive shoulders than males.

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