Phonetic: Kay-nis fal-con-eh-re.
Named By: Unavailable.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Canidae, Canis.
Species: C. falconeri.
Known locations: Russia.
Time period: Pleistocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Although a little known wolf, Canis falconeri is thought to be a close relative of another wolf called Canis armbrusteri that in turn is thought to be the direct ancestor of the much more famous and powerful Canis dirus, better known as the dire wolf. Canis falconeri is noted to have a narrower skull than the dire wolf which might suggest a specialisation in either smaller and/or more lightly built prey.