Canis lupus dingo
Probably introduced into Australia 4,000 years ago by Indonesian seafarers. Coat usually red-ginger or sandy-yellow, also black, whitish or black with tan patches on cheeks, ears and legs. Most have white feet, chest, lips and tail. Field identification from similar-looking domestic dogs difficult, perhaps impossible. Dark specks in the white markings, or dark midline, indicate hybrids.
|Information sources:||Menkhorst & Knight - A Field Guide to the Mamals of Australia, 2nd Ed.|