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The Iranian wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) and the Indian wolf (Canis indica) were for a long time thought to be the same species, but are now considered to be two different species, since the Indian wolf does not interbreed with any other wolf species. Genetic testing also indicates that the Indian wolf is a separate species from the Canis lupus pallipes found throughout the Middle East and Western Asia. It is found in Iran and southern Turkey.
- ^ Aggarwal, Ramesh K; Ramadevi, J; Singh, Lalji (2003). "Ancient origin and evolution of the Indian wolf: evidence from mitochondrial DNA typing of wolves from Trans-Himalayan region and Pennisular India". Genome Biology 4 (6): P6. doi:10.1186/gb-2003-4-6-p6.