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The New Guinea singing dog

Canis dingo hallstromi

Description:

The New Guinea singing dog (also known as the New Guinea dingo, Hallstrom dog, bush dingo, New Guinea wild dog, and singer) is a wild dog once found throughout New Guinea. New Guinea singing dogs are named for their unique vocalization. Little is known about New Guinea singing dogs in their native habitat. There are no confirmed photographs of wild singing dogs.[citation needed] Current genetic research indicates that the ancestors of New Guinea dingoes were probably taken overland through present day China to New Guinea by travelers during pre-Neolithic times.[3] Captive-bred New Guinea dingoes serve as companion dogs. Part of conservation efforts focus attention on their intelligence and physical abilities. -Wikipedia

Habitat:

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2 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Hello. I blanked the Scientific name field of your spotting because it did not contain a scientific name. Only scientific names are allowed in that field. I looked up the reference where your description was obtained and saw that the scientific name is provisionally Canis lupus dingo. That can go in the field. In your description, please remove the bracketed notes as they are without context. Please add the full address of that web page to your spotting under reference links. Thanks.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Very interesting info !

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Miami, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2012
Submitted on Jun 15, 2013

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