Tail straight: eyes oblique.

C. Lupus, Desm. Mammal, p. 197. Wolf, Penn. Brit. Zool. vol. i. p. 75. pi. 5. Shaw, Gen. Zool. vol. i. p. 290. pi. 75.


Length of the head and body three feet nine inches ; of the head ten inches six lines; of the ears four inches nine lines ; of the tail one foot five inches.


Larger than the dog ; the limbs stronger, and the body more muscular : muzzle sharp and pointed : eyes set obliquely : ears erect: tail straight and pendent; somewhat long and bushy : fur tawny or yellowish gray, with a black streak on the fore legs in the adult state.

Formerly abundant throughout Great Britain, but long since extirpated. Continued in Scotland till the year 1680, and in Ireland so late as 1710. Still found in most parts of the continent.

(2. Vulpes, Mem).