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Actually the Red wolf has been reclassified as of 2005 as a Canis lupus rufus, meaning that it is actually a subspecies of the Grey wolf. Therefore, the Red wolf and the Grey wolf are part of the same species. However, in the Genomic Research, the Red wolves are also said to have varying degrees of coyotes in their DNA. In fact, given that the Grey wolves have hybridized with coyotes in the eastern regions of North America for hundreds of years, the Red wolves can also be considered to be technically a coyote with a small percentage of Grey wolf in them (24% Grey wolf) thus making them a hybrid species called the Coywolf. So whether they should continue to be listed as a subspecies of the Grey wolf or as simply a hybrid species is still on a massive debate by different researchers.

Further up north in Ontario, the Eastern wolves, known as the "Canis lupus lycaon" were also once listed as simply Canis lycaon because like the Red wolves they were also thought to be distinct species of wolves. However, recent evidence from DNA analysis has confirmed that the Eastern wolves are in fact 58% Grey wolf and 42% coyotes making them Coywolves much like the Red wolves.

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Yes, wolves and dogs are in the same species!

In 1993, scientists changed a dog from "canis familaris" to "canis lupus", a subspecies of the gray wolf. That means that a dog is just a type of wolf, like timber wolves or artic wolves are all wolves. A dog is just another wolf.

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They are both wolves. Within the wolf species, there are the two species. From these there are many sub-species. Obviously, the grey wolf is grey or black color while the red wolf is a grey with red-brown ears, feet, tails and face (tips). The grey wolf is largest. The red wolf was instinct in the wild for a decade, until reintroduced by scientists in 1991. They are very similar in build and lifestyles, though.

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There is a split in the scientific community over the taxonomy of the red wolf. Some scientists state it is a different species - Canis rufus. Others claim it is a subspecies of the gray wolf - canis lupus rufus.

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No Grey wolves and timber wolves are not the same.

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Yes! in fact, the red wolf is also a canine. However, some say it is simply a mixed breed crossing a red fox and a gray wolf.

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The Red Wolf (Canis lupus rufus) is a subspecies of the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus).

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There is some disagreement among scientists. Some say the red wolf is a subspecies of the gray wolf while others state it is a separate species.

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