Dingo is the funny name given to Australia's wild dogs. Average Height – 52 – 60 cm (20 – 24in). The domestic dog is another grey wolf subspecies. Though nearly identical to dogs in appearance, Dingoes are a separate species; a majority of these animals live in the wild, either alone or in packs. For centuries, the scientific consensus has been that the dingo arrived in Australia with Asian seafarers, according to Laurie Corbett, author of "The Dingo in Australia and Asia" (Cornell, 1995). Closely related to dingoes are New Guinea singing dogs. A name such as Lilardia, which means flower, is an acknowledgment of their association with the native Aboriginal people, whereas a name such as Rocky alludes to the dog's strength and ability to overcome adversity. Average Weight – 10 – 15kg (22 – 33lbs). The dingo—Australia's only native canid—is descended from south Asian wolves. Classification – Carnivore. a wolf and a dingo could have pups), but generally don’t, because they are separated geographically. The name you give your Dingo should reflect on their nature and character. Dingoes are found in all parts of Australia (excluding Tasmania), although they did not originate from there. The Dingo (scientific name: Canis lupus dingo) is an animal native to Australia and Southeast Asia. Top Speed – 65 km/h (40 mph). The scientific name of the dingo has recently been changed from Canis familiaris to Canis lupus dingo, meaning the dingo is a subspecies of "Canis lupus", or the Gray Wolf. Dingo The Dingo (Canis lupus dingo) is a member of the dog family and commonly described as an Australian Wild Dog. Eye-catching, curious and sometimes dangerous, the dingo can be observed across Australia where they play an important role in the natural environment. Collective Noun – packs. This ancestry is reflected in their scientific name, Canis lupus dingo (lupus meaning 'wolf'). Scientific Name – canis lupus dingo. Whilst writing the scientific name of any species, you need to keep a note of the fact that the first letter of the genus name is always written in its capital form, while the first letter of species name or species descriptor is never started with a capital letter―not even if it is derived from a proper noun. Gender Names – Male – dog; Female – bitch; Baby – pup. The dingo’s scientific name is Canis lupus dingo. Learn about dingoes and how they live. Life Expectancy – 6 – 14yrs. Average Length – 117 – 124cm (42 – 48in). Dingoes might remind you of a dog you or a friend owns, but these dogs are hunters that live outdoors. View the cutest and most interesting Dingo pictures on the internet on AZ Animals. 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