Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Old World

Grey Wolf  (Canis lupus)

The categories listed here based on taxonomy are listed so for the sake of geography and the interest of the regions that wolves inhabit. Taxonomy is just nomenclature, which is a human construct and should only be taking as spatiotemporal description – not definition.


Eurasion Wolf (Canis lupus lupus) – NOMINATE SUBSPECIES (Linnaeus 1758)
Tundra Wolf (Canis lupus albus) – (Kerr 1792)
Indian/Iranian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) – (Sykes 1831)
Steppe Wolf (Canis lupus campestris) – (Dwigubski 1804)
Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs) – (Pocock 1934)
Italian Wolf (Canis lupus italicus)(Altobello, 1921)
Iberian Wolf (Canis lupus signatus) – (Cabrera 1907)
Himalayan/Tibetan Wolf (Canis lupus filchneri) – (Gray 1863)
Mongolian Wolf (Canis lupus chanco)
Domestic Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)– (Linnaeus 1758)

Taxonomically Challenged
Indian Wolf (Canis indica or Canis lupus pallipes)

Extinct Old World Subspecies
Hokkaido Wolf (Canis lupus hattai) – (Kishida 1931)
Japanese Wolf (Canis lupus hodophilax) – (Temminck 1839)