Facts about Greenland Wolfs. "Scientific name for Greenland Wolf is Canis lupus Orion". The Greenland Wolf is a probable sub variety of the Gray Wolf that belongs to Canis genus of the Canidae family. The Greenland Wolf breeds hail from Greenland. However, the understanding of the medium size body of the Greenland Wolf breed is based on only five samples that were trapped during winter, so their frivolous body could be due to malnutrition. The new development of the Greenland Wolf breed seems to have taken place from a forerunner to present northern wolf sub variety, of which a group or many have turned out to be trapped in the Peary Land in the northern part of Greenland, owing to the Wisconsin glaciation era. Subsequent to the recession of ice sheets, the Greenland Wolf breeds started migrating south into the remaining parts of Greenland and they moved onto the Queen Elizabeth Islands, as well.
Origin and history of Greenland Wolf
As the Greenland Wolf closely resembles the variety of the Arctic wolf, it has usually been disputed as being really a separate subspecies. Nearly all biologists agree to the fact that this wolf breed traveled from Canada through crossing the ice-covered sea between the two areas, an action that is frequently documented in the modern era when the waterway, Nares Strait gets frozen. One of the main problems in appropriately categorizing the Greenland Wolf depends upon the fact that this wolf population is extremely low in Greenland, and it is hard to find and document this wolf breed at all. As a result of this, there are no appropriately conducted studies, when compared to studies conducted on North American wolves.
It appears improbable that the Greenland Wolf breed has at any time urbanized subspecies traits different from its Canadian complement. However, it should be noted that the length and the body weight of both male and female Greenland Wolves are derived from the available sample of five wolves because these wolf breeds are almost extinct in the northeastern parts of Greenland during the period 1906 to 1908. The low body weight of these particular wolf breeds probably mirrors malnutrition during the winter season.
Actually, the Greenland Wolf was the forerunner of the current wolves that live in the Queen Elizabeth Islands. The two disjunctive wolf stocks evolved during the ice-free regions on the north side include one in the refuge of the Peary Land of Northern part of Greenland, and other in the refuge of Alaska. Subsequent to ice regression, the Peary Land stock extended westward and most probably also southward into the eastern part of Greenland across the major parts of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, whereas the Alaskan Greenland Wolf breeds were migrated to the south and the east to provide rise to the northern group wolves, which occupy much of the Canadian mainland, as well as the Baffin Island.
Features of Greenland Wolf
The Greenland Wolf is a small to average size animal, and it has an extremely lightweight body. Usually the male wolves are slightly heavier than the female ones, with the body weight that ranges from 55 lbs to 59.4 lbs (25 kg to 27 kg), whereas the female ones have a body weight between 45.1 lbs and 57.2 lbs (20.5 kg and 26 kg). Moreover, an adult male Greenland Wolf has a body length that ranges from 59 1/4 inches to 66 inches (148 cm to 165 cm), whereas the female wolves will have a body length between 56 3/8 inches and 64 inches (141 cm and 160 cm).
Similar to Arctic Wolves, the average lifespan of the Greenland Wolf is said to be range from 7 years to 10 years.