Wolf Species

There are 39 different wolf subspecies, but only 37 are universally accepted. Both the Iberian Wolf and Italian Wolf are considered separate species by their respective research groups. Only the 37 universally accepted members of Canis lupus are in the wolf species list below:

  • Canis lupus albus (Tundra wolf)
  • Canis lupus alces (Kenai Peninsula wolf) - Extinct
  • Canis lupus arabs (Arabian wolf)
  • Canis lupus arctos (Arctic wolf)
  • Canis lupus baileyi (Mexican wolf)
  • Canis lupus beothucus (Newfoundland wolf) - Extinct
  • Canis lupus bernardi (Bernard's wolf) - Extinct
  • Canis lupus campestris (Steppe wolf)
  • Canis lupus chanco (Tibetan wolf)
  • Canis lupus columbianus (British Columbia wolf)
  • Canis lupus crassodon (Vancouver Island wolf)
  • Canis lupus dingo (Dingo)
  • Canis lupus familiaris (Domestic dog)
  • Canis lupus floridanus (Florida Black wolf)
  • Canis lupus fuscus (Cascade Mountain wolf)
  • Canis lupus gregoryi (Gregory's wolf)
  • Canis lupus griseoalbus (Manitoba wolf)
  • Canis lupus hattai (Hokkaidō wolf)
  • Canis lupus hodophilax (HonshÅ« wolf)
  • Canis lupus hudsonicus (Hudson Bay wolf)
  • Canis lupus irremotus (Northern Rocky Mountains wolf)
  • Canis lupus labradorius (Labrador wolf)
  • Canis lupus ligoni (Alexander Archipelago wolf)
  • Canis lupus lupus (Eurasian wolf)
  • Canis lupus lycaon (Eastern wolf)
  • Canis lupus mackenzii (Mackenzie River wolf)
  • Canis lupus manningi (Baffin Island wolf)
  • Canis lupus mogollonensis (Mogollon Mountain wolf)
  • Canis lupus monstrabilis (Texas wolf)
  • Canis lupus nubilus (Great Plains wolf)
  • Canis lupus occidentalis (Northwestern wolf)
  • Canis lupus orion (Greenland wolf)
  • Canis lupus pallipes (Indian wolf)
  • Canis lupus pambasileus (Yukon wolf)
  • Canis lupus rufus (Red wolf)
  • Canis lupus tundrarum (Alaskan tundra wolf)
  • Canis lupus youngi (Southern Rocky Mountain wolf)