the Himalayan wolf resembles the tibetan wolf, Canis lupus chanco.
They inhabit an area of 70,000 km2(27,000 sq mi) in the trans-Himalayan region.The Himalayan wolf may represent an ancient isolated line of wolves consisting of a small population of about 350 animals.
No.But it's recognition as a critically endangeredcanid species, distinct from Canis lupus. However, the IUCN Wolf Specialist Group has not taken a position regarding this issue. The future of the Himalayan wolf is uncertain.The systematics of wolves from the Indian subcontinent remains controversial and needs further study.