The first report of a 'wild dog' in Australia was made by the Dutchman, Jan Cartenzoon near Cape Keer, Queensland 8 May 1623;
'I went ashore myself with 10 musketeers we saw numerous footprints of men and dogs (running from south to north) we accordingly spent some time there, following the footprints to a river...we also saw great numbers of dogs, herons and curlews...'
The first printed illustration of the Dingo appeared in Phillip's, "A Voyage to Botany Bay".
Common names; Dingo, Wild Dog or Warrigal.
Modern binomial name ; Canis lupus dingo
Recent synonyms; Canis dingo
First described; Meyer 1793
Distribution; Australia wide (mainland)
Reference; The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition. Page: 696-698, ill. 696
Ref; Heere; The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 pp.124-125