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(cay-niss ah-pol-lo-nine-sis)
meaning: "Wolf from Apollonia"
Canis apolloniensis
Named By: G.D. Koufos & D.S. Kostopoulos in 1997
Time Period: Early Pleistocene 1.9-1.6 Ma
Location: Greece
Size: Uncertain
Diet: Carnivore
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).

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