Arctic wolf

Summary

The Arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos), also known as the white wolf or polar wolf, is a subspecies of grey wolf native to Canada's Queen Elizabeth Islands, from Melville Island to Ellesmere Island. It is a medium-sized subspecies, distinguished from the northwestern wolf by its smaller size, its whiter colouration, its narrower braincase, and larger carnassials. Since 1930, there has been a progressive reduction in size in Arctic wolf skulls, which is likely the result of wolf-dog hybridization.

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Also known as

This breed is also called Arctic Wolves, Artic Wolf, Canis Lupus Arctos, Polar Wolf, White Wolf, White Wolf Press as well as White-Wolf.

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