African Golden Wolf (Canis anthus)

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African Golden Wolf (Canis anthus)- (Cuvier 1820)
Algerian Wolf (Canis anthus algirensis) – (Wagner 1841)
Senegalese Wolf (Canis anthus anthus) – (Cuvier 1820)
Serengeti Wolf (Canis anthus bea)- (Heller 1814)
Egyptian Wolf (Canis anthus lupaster)- (Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1833) (Canis lupus lupaster)
Variegated Wolf (Canis anthus soudanicus) – (Thomas, 1903)

Common Names: golden wolf, African wolf, thoa

Overall population: unknown

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Range:
Original range – Africa
Current range – Africa

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Prey- Wild Boar

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Noninvasive genetic assessment provides evidence of extensive gene flow and possible high movement ability in the African golden wolf. Karssene Y, Chammem M, Nowak C, de Smet K, Castro D, Eddine A, Lopes S, Muñoz-Fuentes V, Cocchiararo B, Klees D, Van Der Leer P. Mammalian Biology. 2018 Sep

Interspecific Gene Flow Shaped the Evolution of the Genus Canis. Gopalakrishnan S, Sinding MH, Ramos-Madrigal J, Niemann J, Castruita JA, Vieira FG, Carøe C, de Manuel Montero M, Kuderna L, Serres A, González-Basallote VM.  Current Biology. 2018 Nov

Densities of spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) and African golden wolf (Canis anthus) increase with increasing anthropogenic influence. Yirga G, Leirs H, De Iongh HH, Asmelash T, Gebrehiwot K, Vos M, Bauer H.  Mammalian Biology. 2017

Diet composition of a newly recognized canid species, the African golden wolf (Canis anthus), in northern Algeria. Eddine A, Mostefai N, De Smet K, Klees D, Ansorge H, Karssene Y, Nowak C, van der Leer P.  InAnnales Zoologici Fennici 2017 Nov

Genome-wide evidence reveals that African and Eurasian golden jackals are distinct species. Koepfli KP, Pollinger J, Godinho R, Robinson J, Lea A, Hendricks S, Schweizer RM, Thalmann O, Silva P, Fan Z, Yurchenko AA.  Current Biology. 2015 Aug