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  1. Nice, and our first Arctic wolf! Posted 4 years ago

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The Arctic wolf , also known as the Melville Island wolf is a possible subspecies of gray wolf native to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, from Melville Island to Ellesmere Island. It is a medium-sized subspecies, distinguished from the northwestern wolf by its smaller size, its whiter coloration, its narrower braincase, and larger carnassials. Since 1930, there has been a progressive reduction in size in Arctic wolf skulls, which is likely the result of wolf-dog hybridization.

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Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by karin65207
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Uploaded May 8, 2014. Captured Mar 30, 2014 15:41 in Feldstra├če 15, 63456 Hanau, Germany.
  • NIKON D3200
  • f/10.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 125mm