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Change the name of the Dingo to 'Canis dingo'

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The Australian Dingo needs to be recognized as a unique canid species, which is reflected in the scientific name of Canis dingo. This classification would help shift the perception that Dingoes are a sub-species of dogs or wolves and provide clarification for management strategies and conservation of this unique Australian animal.

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See Crowther et al (2014) An updated description of the Australian dingo (Canis dingo Meyer, 1793) Journal of Zoology



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