Alaskan Tundra Wolf (''Canis lupus tundrarum'')

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  1.   1.  Common Names
  2.   2.  Range
  3.   3.  Appearance
  4.   4.  Other Characteristics
    1.   4.1  Survival
    2.   4.2  Civilization
  5.   5.  References

1.  Common Names

Alaskan Tundra Wolf

2.  Range

Tundra regions along the Arctic coast of northern Alaska.

North American Wolf Subspecies Map
See also: world species map

3.  Appearance

The Alaskan Tundra Wolf is a large subspecies, measuring an average of 50 to 64 inches (127 - 163 cm) in length (nose to end of tail). The average weight is from 85 to 160 pounds (38.5 - 72 kg) in this subspecies, making it one of the larger subspecies. They are generally differentiated from the Interior Alaskan Wolf by their larger teeth and jaw. Although white and light coloration is most common in this subspecies, they may come in darker colors, including black. Their coat is typically long, helping to accommodate for their extreme home range.

4.  Other Characteristics

Some believe that it is just an extension of the Interior Alaskan Wolf, while others think it is the same as the Mackenzie Valley Wolf. The Alaskan Tundra Wolf shares many characteristics with both.

4.1  Survival

These wolves were not in true danger prior to 1988; they nonetheless expanded their territory just slightly and increased in number following the extinction of humanity, as they were still hunted both legally and illegally.

4.2  Civilization

Due to the isolation and extremity of their home range, the Luperci virus was slow to take over these wolves' populations. The lack of human influence on their territory has greatly delayed the Alaskan Tundra Wolf's ability to adapt human technology and lifestyles.

Only the canine species listed below are capable of becoming Luperci
Species   Wolves   New World   Alaskan Tundra WolfAlexander Archipelago WolfArctic WolfBaffin Island WolfBritish Columbian WolfEastern Timber WolfGreat Plains WolfMackenzie Valley WolfHudson Bay WolfInterior Alaskan WolfLabrador WolfMexican WolfNorthern Rocky Mountain WolfVancouver Island Wolf
Old World   Arabian WolfCaspian Sea WolfCommon Gray WolfIberian WolfIranian WolfItalian WolfMongolian WolfRussian WolfSteppe WolfTibetan WolfTundra Wolf
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Jackals   Abyssinian JackalAlgerian JackalCape JackalCommon Golden JackalEast African JackalEgyptian JackalEuropean JackalIndian JackalPalestine Golden JackalSenegal JackalSerengeti JackalSiamese JackalSri Lanka JackalSyrian JackalVariegated JackalSide-Striped Jackal
Other Canines   DingoDogEthiopian WolfHimalayan WolfHybridsIndian WolfNew Guinea Singing DogRed Wolf
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