The Eurasian Wolf (Canis lupus lupus), also known as the, European, Common or Forest Wolf is a subspecies of grey wolf which has the largest range among wolf subspecies and is the most common in Europe and Asia, ranging through Mongolia, China, Russia, Scandinavia, Western Europe and the Himalayan Mountains. Compared to their North American cousins, Eurasian wolves tend to have longer, more highly placed ears, narrower heads, more slender loins and coarser, tawnier coloured fur. Compared to Indian wolves, Eurasian wolves are larger, and have longer, broader skulls.Festa Bianchet, M. & Apollonio M., Animal behavior and wildlife conservation, Island Press, 2003ISBN 1559639598
Historically, the trinomial nameC. l. lupus was limited to classing wolves of northern and central Europe, it has grown to encompass numerous different geographical variants which are now considered only......