canidae: (foxes, jackal and wild dog)

This is a post to gauge interest in a short, informal book about canid social behavior (and the evolutionary reasons behind it).

Tentative table of contents:

  1. Introduction: The Imaginary Alphas
  2. A Brief History of Canidae
  3. Why Animals Live in Groups
  4. The Generalists (would go over Vulpes, as well as the raccoon dog, jackal species, coyotes, etc.)
  5. The Specialists (bat-eared fox, Ethiopian wolf, etc.)
  6. The Cooperative Killers (African wild dog, dhole, gray wolf, bush dog, etc.)
  7. Dogs Without Owners (stray vs feral domestic dogs, as well as breeds such as New Guinea singing dogs, dingoes, etc.)

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