Wild Canids: Their Systematics, Behavioral Ecology and Evolution

Wild Canids: Their Systematics, Behavioral Ecology and Evolution

by Michael W. Fox

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ISBN-13: 9781929242641
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 508
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Konrad Lorenz vii

Preface xiii

I Taxonomic and Morphological Studies 1

1 Distribution and Taxonomy of the Canidae H. J. Stains 3

2 Molecular Approaches to Taxonomic Problems in the Canidae U.S. Seal 27

3 The Chromosomes of the Canidae A. B. Chiarelli 40

4 Sexual Dimorphism and Geographical Distance as Factors of Skull Variation in the Wolf (C. Lupus) P. Jolicoeur 54

5 Morphological and Ecological Variation among Gray Wolves (C. lupus) of Ontario, Canada G. Kolenosky R. O. Standfield 62

6 Relationships of North American Canis Shown by a Multiple Character Analysis of Selected Populations B. Lawrence W. H. Bossert 73

7 The Origin of Dingo: An Enigma N.W.G. Macintosh 87

II Behavioral Ecology 107

8 Ecology and Behavior of the Dhole or Indian Wild Dog Cuon alpinus (Pallas) E.R.C. Davidar 109

9 Social Behavior and Ecology of African Canidae: A Review M. Bekoff 120

10 Ecology of the Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus) in North America: A Review D. L. Chesemore 143

11 Ecology of the Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus): A Review G. Trapp D. L. Hallberg 164

12 Ecology of the Pampus Gray Fox and the Large Fox (Culpeo) J. A. Crespo 179

13 Ecology and Evolution in the South American Canids A. Langguth 192

14 The Red Fox in Britain H. G. Lloyd 207

15 Ecology of the Red Fox in America E. D. Ables 216

16 Dispersal and Social Contact Among Red Foxes: Results from Telemetry and Computer Simulation G. L. Storm G. G. Montgomery 237

17 Ecology and Social Behavior of the Coyote H. T. Gier 247

18 Status of the Red Wolf in the United States G. Riley R. McBride J. H. Shaw 263

19 Ecology of the Wolf in North Americag D. H. Pimlott 280

20 The EskimoHunter's View of Wolf Ecology and Behavior R. Stephenson B. Ahgook 286

21 Wolf Ecology in Northern Europe E. Pulliainen 292

III Social Behavior 301

22 A Longitudinal Field Study of the Behavior of a Pair of Golden Jackals I. Golani A. Keller 303

23 Social Dynamics of the Wolf pack E. Zimen 336

24 Hunting Behavior in Two Similar Species of Social Canids L. D. Mech 363

25 Dingo Society and its Maintenance: A Preliminary Analysis L. Corbett A. Newsome 369

26 The Ecology of Feral and Free Roving Dogs in Baltimore A. M. Beck 380

27 Ecology of a Feral Dog Pack on a Wildlife Refuge W. H. Nesbitt 391

IV Genetics and Physiology 397

28 Genetics of Behavior Variations in Color phases of the Red Fox C. Keller R. D. Guthrie 399

29 Some Genetic and Endocrine Effects of Selection for Domestication in Silver Foxes D. K. Belyaev L. N. Trut 416

V Behavioral Evolution 427

30 Evolution of Social Behavior in Canids M. W. Fox 429

Editor's Conclusions 460

References 461

Author Index 497

Subject Index 505

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