What is the Latin name for a wolf?

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The Latin word for a wolf is "lupus." While Latin has died off as a common speaking language, it is still used often in the scientific world. The scientific name for a wolf is canis lupus.

Canis lupus refers to the most common wolf, the gray wolf, which mainly exists in North America and some parts of North Africa. There are still many other types of wolves in other parts of the world, but they all share traits in the lupus family. The common domesticated dog and wolves share a common ancestor between 11,000 and 34,000 years ago, but dogs have far more in common genetically with other breeds of dog than they do with modern canis lupus.

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lupus. is Latin for wolf.
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The grey wolf's Latin name is Canis lupus. ChaCha on!
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"Lupus" is the Latin word for "wolf". 2nd declension masculine - goes like "dominus". Thanks for 82ASKing!
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i know lupus means wolf in latin, but not sure what gray is. hope this helps :
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