What is the binomial name of a wolf?
Grey Wolf Canis lupus
Red Wolf Canis rufus
By wolf, you are probably referring to the Grey Wolf. There is also the critically endangered Red Wolf. Also, there are other species with the common name wolf, jackal or dog in the dog genus Canis.
Canis. I believe you are asking, what is the genus of wolves. In binomial nomenclature genus is the is the first part of a formal system of naming living things. In the case of the grey wolf, it has a scientific name of Canis lupis, the first part of the name Canis is the genus, the second part lupis is the species name.
Binomial Nomenclature also called scientific name System developed by Carolus Linnacus approximately 200 years ago written in Latin made up of genus and species Binomial nomenclature is the name of a species. Binomial because it's two words. For instance, for our species, Homo sapiens. A wolf would be Canis lupus, a domestic cat would be Felix felix, a horse would be Equus equus etc. They're all Latin words.