Invasive Species Compendium

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Canis lupus
(wolf)

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Canis lupus (wolf)

Summary

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  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Canis lupus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • wolf
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Mammalia
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Canis lupus

Preferred Common Name

  • wolf

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Mammalia
  •                     Order: Carnivora
  •                         Suborder: Fissipeda
  •                             Family: Canidae
  •                                 Genus: Canis
  •                                     Species: Canis lupus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Dec 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

Saint HelenaPresentIntroduced1700As: Canis lupus
-Tristan da CunhaAbsent, Formerly present1824As: Canis lupus

Antarctica

French Southern TerritoriesPresentIntroduced1902As: Canis lupus. Original location reported: Kerguelen Islands

Asia

British Indian Ocean Territory
-Chagos ArchipelagoPresentIntroduced1840As: Canis lupus
GeorgiaPresentIntroduced1940As: Canis lupus
JapanPresentIntroducedAs: Canis lupus. First reported: 1400s

Europe

RussiaAbsent, Eradicated1960As: Canis lupus

North America

CubaPresentIntroduced1511As: Canis lupus
United StatesPresentIntroduced1930As: Canis lupus
-HawaiiPresentIntroduced1778As: Canis lupus

Oceania

Australia
-TasmaniaAbsent, Formerly present1815As: Canis lupus
New CaledoniaPresentIntroduced1774As: Canis lupus
New ZealandPresentIntroduced1280As: Canis lupus

South America

ArgentinaPresentIntroduced1500As: Canis lupus
ChilePresentIntroducedAs: Canis lupus. First reported: 1500s
Ecuador
-Galapagos IslandsPresentIntroduced1685As: Canis lupus

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Canis latransAll Stages
Cervus canadensisAll Stages
Equus caballus [ISC]All Stages
Nyctereutes procyonoidesAdult Female/Adult MaleKowalczyk et al. (2008); Lavrov (1971)
Odocoileus hemionusAll Stages
Ondatra zibethicusAll Stages
Ovis aries musimonAll Stages
Sciurus niger

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