A genus of carnivorous animals of this household Canidaelig including the puppies and wolves
- type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
- A genus of carnivorous animals, regarding the family Canidae, like the puppies and wolves.
direwolf / serious wolf [Canis Dirus] [extinct]
This constellation has been known by many other names - Arcas, Arctophylax, Arcturus minor, Bubuleus, Bubulus, Canis latrans, Clamator, Icarus, Lycaon, Philometus, Plaustri custos, Plorans, Thegnis, Vociferator; the Arabs termed it Aramech or Archamech; Hesychius named it Orion; Jules Schiller, St Sylvester; Schickard, Nimrod; and Weigelius, the Three Swedish Crowns.