Skip to comments.Australia's Dingo Is a Unique Species, Study Shows
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 ...
“Baby - the other white meat”! - Fat bastard
“The dingo ate yo baby.”
“Canis Dingo” - my old wrestling name.
Somehow, in ancient times, a Dingo mated with a Ling and produced the Dingoling. This is where Harry Reid comes from.
“Dingoes were introduced to Australia around 3,000 to 5,000 years ago, with genetic evidence suggesting they originated from East Asian domestic dogs.”
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....
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.
>> 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!
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.
freekitty, come look at the link that blam has provided.
Yes. I've read article describing that.
(it's been a while thought)
The picture in post 17 are Dixie Dingos in the wild.
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.
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.
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.
The yellow dogs we have seen in Mexico have all been in the towns, roaming the streets like homeless dogs.
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.
Go to frekitty’s post #17,I think and see if you have ever heard of a dog called a Texas Woolie.
Sorry that was post #27.
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.
"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."
This is no relation to America’s dumBO.
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.
definitively classifies - they used more “science” this time.
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