1. Lateral view
2. Ventral view
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4. Back to Dog page A robust skull, from a robust breed of dog, perhaps somewhat closer to the wolf than others, due to frequent interbreeding. This is the traditional Greenland sledge dog, also known as the
Order - Carnivora (typical carnivores)
Suborder - Canoidea ("dog-like")
Family - Canidae (dogs) Dental Formula : 126.96.36.199 / 188.8.131.52 - Domestic dogs may very from this number.
1. Greenland Dog, lateral view.
Note apparent fracture of frontal bone. (see
Greenland dog featured in my "Closer Look" section.) 2. Ventral view.
Image 1, 2 Greenland Dog Canis familiaris Stage - adult Source - Found dead at its picket, after a distemper outbreak. Area - North-west Greenland (Thule)
Condylobasal length 211mm Zygomatic width 134mm Palate length 108mm Max. palate diameter 78.1mm Min. palate diameter 46.7mm Nasal length 83.4mm Post-orbital constriction 42.3mm Orbital diameter 33.1mm Scientific Name : Canis - Latin word for dog. Scientific Name : familiaris - domestic (latin) Breed Name : Husky - A sailors' slang word for Inuit, perhaps a corruption of "Eskimo". So their dogs were "Husky Dogs". Web Links
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