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The breakthrough is good news for Canis familiaris and Homo sapiens alike.
But fluffy or furless, jumbo or squat, all dogs belong to the same genus and species: Canis familiaris, or the domestic dog.
The piece was so full of fascinating lore about both the stray animal situation in the metropolitan area and the very nature and behavior of Canis familiaris that an interested reader could overlook the fact that it might have been delivered a bit more succinctly.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, has also been reported as an occasional definitive host (Fahnestock 1985; Georgi 1992).
IF YOU GO BACK FAR ENOUGH in natural history--perhaps a dozen millennia or so--all bloodlines of Canis familiaris merge into one.