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Should more emphasis be put on the fact that foxes and other vulpines aren't TRUE canines, despite being members of Canidae? they're canids at best, not canines. -- Ronin
- I was thinking about the same thing the other day with re: this article. "Canine" is derived directly from Latin "canis," and canis was adopted to describe dogs distinct from vulpes, foxes. Can*id* applies to foxes, and with the "-id" means derived from. Whether foxes are really "derived from" dogs not being the point, but canis -> canine is the one that doesn't include foxes. Properly speaking, you're right. But I didn't have the time/engergy/smarts to do what ought to be done: either move fox material to a "foxes" or "vulpine" article, or rename the article "Canid." --Furthling 02:29, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
- Canid redirect to Canine. I think article should be moved from Canine to Canid, because some Canids are not canines (Foxes are Canidae > Vulpini) --EarthFurst 23:30, 15 September 2009 (UTC)