Monday, June 28, 2010

All in the family

The family Canidae, that is!

Canidae is the family of carnivorous mammals commonly known as canines. It includes dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes and jackals.  The first clearly identifiable member of the dog family Canidae appears in the fossil record about 40 million years ago.  It is named Prohesperocyon wilsoni and was found in what is now southwestern Texas. You can read more about the canidae family here.

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is considered a very old breed, but its existence is only traced back 3,000 or so years.  You can read more about Cardigans here.

1 comment:

That corgi :) said...

enjoyed reading about the cardigans; fascinating breed I do think!! love the pictures of your gals :)