|Named By:||G.D. Koufos & D.S. Kostopoulos in 1997|
|Time Period:||Early Pleistocene 1.9-1.6 Ma|
|Fossil(s):||Back of skull and mandible (lower jaw)|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Canidae ||
Canis etruscus (the Etruscan wolf) is an extinct species of canine that was endemic to Mediterranean Europe during the Early Pleistocene. The Etruscan wolf has been described as a small wolf-like dog. The Etruscan wolf is accepted as the ancestor of C. mosbachensis that is the ancestor of the gray wolf (C. lupus).