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Australia's Dingo Is a Unique Species, Study Shows
Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 1, 2014 | Pauline Askin

Posted on 04/01/2014 2:42:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Australia's dingo is a unique species, not a kind of wild dog as previously believed, according to a new study that definitively classifies the country's largest land predator.

The research by Australian scientists, published in the Journal of Zoology, resurrected the species name "Canis dingo", first adopted in 1793 by Friedrich Meyer, a German naturalist.

"What we've done is describe the dingo more scientifically," Mike Letnic from the University of New South Wales told Reuters.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: australia; canisdingo; dingo; dog; friedrichmeyer; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; maybeitateyourbaby

1 posted on 04/01/2014 2:42:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


2 posted on 04/01/2014 2:44:09 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: nickcarraway

“Baby - the other white meat”! - Fat bastard


3 posted on 04/01/2014 2:44:38 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: nickcarraway

“The dingo ate yo baby.”


4 posted on 04/01/2014 3:07:46 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: nickcarraway
"You made a dingo!"


5 posted on 04/01/2014 3:11:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 04/01/2014 3:12:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: nickcarraway

“Canis Dingo” - my old wrestling name.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 3:15:04 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: nickcarraway
Zoot's sister?


8 posted on 04/01/2014 3:48:48 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: nickcarraway

Somehow, in ancient times, a Dingo mated with a Ling and produced the Dingoling. This is where Harry Reid comes from.


9 posted on 04/01/2014 3:54:39 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Thanks nickcarraway.

10 posted on 04/01/2014 4:01:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: nickcarraway

“Dingoes were introduced to Australia around 3,000 to 5,000 years ago, with genetic evidence suggesting they originated from East Asian domestic dogs.”


11 posted on 04/01/2014 4:15:41 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: beethovenfan
he dingo ate yo baby.

No, it's

"Deengoh oight mee byebee."

Yew be cayful way yew tawk strine, might, Sepik tanks hadly eva gitit roight.

BTW, Meryl Streep said it pretty good in the movie. Pratice....

"Deengoh oight mee byebee."

12 posted on 04/01/2014 4:48:30 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is very sick . Hold all contributions until we see who picks up the patient..)
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To: nickcarraway

Dingoes were introduced to Australia around 3,000 to 5,000 years ago, with genetic evidence suggesting they originated from East Asian domestic dogs.

Above that they said the Dingo is a separate species. What gives.

As for making off with a little baby, that is opportunist behavior nearly any predator would exhibit. People need to take close care of children in the presence of wild animals and go about armed - unfortunately not possible in the kind of Country Australia is.


13 posted on 04/01/2014 5:18:51 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Kenny Bunk; beethovenfan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euynO-7jqus


14 posted on 04/01/2014 6:13:40 PM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: ZULU

>> Above that they said the Dingo is a separate species. What gives. <<

Indeed. And I thought that one species couldn’t cross-breed with another, yet the article says most “dingos” are now cross-bred with feral dogs!


15 posted on 04/01/2014 6:14:50 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn

My Australian Blue Heeler Cattle dog is descended from Dingos and Border Collies. Then in the 1930s some vet in Australia set about breeding his Heeler stock back to Dingos, didn’t turn out well, but it sort of proves that Dingos are wild dogs.


16 posted on 04/01/2014 6:27:41 PM PDT by Segovia
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To: nickcarraway
The Dixie Dingo


17 posted on 04/01/2014 6:46:58 PM PDT by blam
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To: nickcarraway
Australian Dingos, Pictures

Carolina Dogs, Pictures (Dixie Dingos)


18 posted on 04/01/2014 6:54:01 PM PDT by blam
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

19 posted on 04/01/2014 9:38:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: blam; freekitty
blam do you think there are any Dixie Dingos still living in the wild in the US?

freekitty, come look at the link that blam has provided.

20 posted on 04/02/2014 6:25:47 AM PDT by Ditter
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"blam do you think there are any Dixie Dingos still living in the wild in the US?"

Yes. I've read article describing that.
(it's been a while thought)

21 posted on 04/02/2014 7:29:00 AM PDT by blam
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To: Ditter

The picture in post 17 are Dixie Dingos in the wild.


22 posted on 04/02/2014 7:30:01 AM PDT by blam
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To: Segovia

I have a blue heeler as well. I've been trying to determine his ancestry and have come up with a couple different stories. One take is that collies were bred with dingoes, another is that a Scottish blue merle Drover's Dog was. Here is a good discussion of both.

Here's an article with a picture from the era of a blue merle Drover's dog.

23 posted on 04/02/2014 7:56:14 AM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: blam

Interesting, I seem to remember this picture from a past post. So you think the wild dogs are still there?

In Mexico we saw dogs that looked like these, living the the streets that we called Mexican Yellow dogs.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 8:22:40 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
"Interesting, I seem to remember this picture from a past post. So you think the wild dogs are still there?"

Yup. The picture is from the original Science News article posted years ago. Yes, I think there are still wild dogs there.

"In Mexico we saw dogs that looked like these, living the the streets that we called Mexican Yellow dogs"

I've seen those dogs in many places in Mexico...they all look like they're related.

25 posted on 04/02/2014 10:40:03 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

The yellow dogs we have seen in Mexico have all been in the towns, roaming the streets like homeless dogs.


26 posted on 04/02/2014 10:48:50 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

I have heard there are two schools of thought on the dog and wolves. Some believe that all dogs didn’t evolve from the wolves.

What is a Dixie Dingo?

I have heard that at least one of my dogs came from dogs known as the Texas Woolies(it was a dog); but can’t find much on them.


27 posted on 04/02/2014 1:47:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
The Dixie Dingo is the Carolina wild dog,I never heard of Texas Woolie. Let's ask Joe 6 pack.
28 posted on 04/02/2014 2:13:09 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Joe 6-pack; blam; nickcarraway

Go to frekitty’s post #17,I think and see if you have ever heard of a dog called a Texas Woolie.


29 posted on 04/02/2014 2:15:58 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Joe 6-pack; blam

Sorry that was post #27.


30 posted on 04/02/2014 2:19:34 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Now, I have heard of the Carolina Wild Dog. I think I may have seen one at the Rare Breeds show. I have seen a native Indian dog which looks similar to the wolf but at another type of show. They are incredible; but you can’t crate them. They hate it. The Texas woolies I don’t remember much about them; but I do remember they were big and had somewhat of a sheep like coat.


31 posted on 04/02/2014 2:37:06 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
I googled Texas Woolie dog and found out it is a goat. Lots of pictures. Why “dog” is part of the name I can't even imagine.
32 posted on 04/02/2014 3:03:22 PM PDT by Ditter
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"I have heard there are two schools of thought on the dog and wolves. Some believe that all dogs didn’t evolve from the wolves."

Where did dogs first appear? DNA points to Europe

Old Dog, New Origin: First Pooches Were European

"What is a Dixie Dingo?

Read the article linked in post #17 above.

"Genetic (mitochondrial DNA) testing being performed at the University of South Carolina, College of Science and Mathematics, indicates that these dogs, related to the earliest domesticated dogs, are the remnant descendants of the feral pariah canids who came across the Bering land mass 8,000 to 11,000 years ago as hunting companions to the ancestors of the Native Americans."

33 posted on 04/02/2014 3:44:32 PM PDT by blam
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To: Ditter; freekitty
Wooliedogs - Wooliedales

Woolie Animals

34 posted on 04/02/2014 3:51:44 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
LOL! I saw the stuffed wooley animals too but there were real goats mixed in with the stuffed animals.
35 posted on 04/02/2014 5:37:32 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway

This is no relation to America’s dumBO.


36 posted on 04/02/2014 5:38:56 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Ditter
BTW, the Canary Islands take their name from dogs, Canids, not the bird.
37 posted on 04/02/2014 6:39:43 PM PDT by blam
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To: Ditter

No, not the same. These were actual dogs. My breeder told me about them. I saw pics of them; but don’t’ know where they are. This guy that bred them has somewhat of a mysterious history. I think his last name was Baker. Don’t remember if he had some problems with another breed breeder; but it sounds like he did. Just never could get complete straight facts so I guess it remain a mystery. Breeders do that.


38 posted on 04/02/2014 10:00:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nickcarraway

definitively classifies - they used more “science” this time.


39 posted on 04/02/2014 11:48:30 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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