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Species profile—Canis familiaris (dingo) (dingo)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Canidae (dogs and foxes) → Canis familiaris (dingo) (dingo)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Canidae (dogs and foxes)
Scientific name
Canis familiaris (dingo) Linnaeus, 1758
Common name
dingo
Type reference
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Holmiae : Laurentii Salvii Tom. 1 824 pp.
WildNet taxon ID
1068
Synonym(s)
Canis lupus dingo
Canis macdonnellensis
Canis australiae
Canis antarticus
Canis dingo
Canis dingoides
Canis familiaris australasiae
Canis familiaris dingo
Alternate name(s)
wild dog
Australian native dog
warrigal
Biosecurity Act 2014 (BIO) status
Restricted Matter
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Potentially Aggressive
Species environment
Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1068

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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