Scientific Classification of Wolves


The gray wolf was classified as Canis lupus by the Swedish scientist Carl von Linne in 1758 

Kingdom: Animalia (all animals)

Phylum: Chordata (animals with notochords)

Subphylum: Vertebrata (animals with a skeleton of bone or cartilage)

Class: Mammalia (mammals)

Subclass: Eutheria (placental mammals)

Order: Carnivora (carnivores)

Family: Canidae (dog family)

Genus: Canis (dogs)

Species: lupus (gray wolf)