Canis dingo (formerly Canis lupus dingo) belong to a group of primitive dogs characterised by short coats, erect ears, characteristic skull shape and teeth. They breed once a year, unlike domestic dogs that breed twice a year.
On occassion, the wild dingoes have been sighted at the Alice Springs Sewage Ponds.
- Scientific Classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Carnivora
- Family: Canidae
- Genus: Canis
- Species: C. lupus
- Subspecies: C. I. dingo
- Trinomial name: Canis lupus dingo
- Synonyms: Canis dingo
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