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TitleExtinct Falkland Islands Wolf and Magellanic Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionDusicyon australis, the extinct Canid from the Falklands Island Archipelago, was seen in the wild by Darwin during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. He commented on the unusual tameness of individuals, which were still common in 1833 and presciently predicted their likely extinction. The Falklands Wolf was the only endemic land carnivore in the island group and apparently fed upon seabirds like nesting penguins and seal pups. KeywordsFalklands Island Wolf, Falkland Dog, Warrah, Antartic Wolf, Falkland Fox, Lobo da Ilha de Falkland, Zorro de las Malvinas, Zorro Malvinero, Zorro-lobo de las Malvinas, Zorro-lobo Malvinero, Loup des Iles Falklands, Falkland Hond, Canidae, Magellanic Penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus Media Color Categories Historic, Nature, Science Subject(s) Animal, Birds, Mammals, Vertebrates, Products, Advertising, Editorial, Institutional