Canis rufus
#1
I've noticed that there are several Canis Rufus species in the extinct list. Is the Canis lupis rufus playable?
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#2
Some of the subspecies have gone extinct, yes -- Canis rufus floridanus and Canis rufus gregoryi -- but the nominative subspecies, Canis rufus rufus, itself is still alive. :) Here's their species page from our guide!
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#3
Thank you. I've studied the nominative species throughout school and just wanted to make sure my favourite species was playable!
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#4
You're welcome, and ooooh, relevant research and studies?! Hey, if there seems to be anything wrong with our species page -- feel free to critique! ;>

I had a lot of trouble putting together our species guide -- back in, uhm, 2010 I think it was? Scientists can't seem to agree on species-based things. o_o I've read that the red wolf is:

a) Not a real species and was always a coy-wolf hybrid
b) Was a real species, but hybridized too heavily with coexisting coyote and wolf populations to be considered anything more than a hybrid anymore
c) Still a real species, because it always hybridized with coyotes and wolves

... very confusing. ;_; I ended up going with option C, I think?! Hence why it's classified as an "other" rather than a gray wolf or a coyote... which might still be confusing, but IDK how to "decide" when scientists and more serious people than I cannot decide. x3
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#5
Most red wolves are hybrids with coyote but there are few (possibly under 100, I haven't done research lately to see if there's more) that are full or at least 90% original red wolf that are being bred and kept at a camp in North Carolina, where they are trying to increase he numbers of none hybrid red wolves. Thanks again for the info, and I'll help if I can!
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