Canis lupus beothucus Allen & Barbour, 1937:230

Newfoundland (white) wolf



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: 1911 (Goodwin & Goodwin, 1973)





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ 351 (skeleton; sex unspecified)



MCZ 348 (skull; male)

MCZ 350 (skeleton; female)

MCZ 28726 (skin; sex unspecified)






Original scientific description:

Allen, G. M. and Barbour, T. (1937). The Newfoundland wolf. Jour. Mammal. 18: 229-234.

Other references:

Chare, Nicholas. (2022). The Beothuk, the Great Auk and the Newfoundland Wolf: Animal and Human Genocide in Canada's Easternmost Province. In: Bienvenue, Valérie and Chare, Nicholas (eds.). Animals, Plants and Afterimages: The Art and Science of Representing Extinction. Berghahn Books. 460 pp.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.

Mech, L. David. (1974). Canis lupus. Mammalian Species 37: 1-6, 5 figs.


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