African Wild Dog

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African Wild Dog or Prairie Dogs [1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Genus: Lycaon
Brookes, 1827
Species: L. pictus
Binomial name
Lycaon pictus
(Temminck, 1820)
African Wild Dog range

Canis pictus

The African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) is a carnivorous (meaning it eats meat) mammal of the Canidae family. As the name says, it lives in Africa.

References[change | edit source]

  1. W.C. Wozencraft (2005)
  2. McNutt et al. (2008). Lycaon pictus. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2008. Retrieved on 06 May 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is endangered