African wild dog

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African Wild Dog
Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene – present (200,000–0 years BP)
African wild dog (Lycaon pictus pictus).jpg
At Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Tribe: Canini
Genus: Lycaon
L. pictus
Binomial name
Lycaon pictus
(Temminck, 1820)
African Wild Dog Distrbution.jpg
L. pictus range

The African wild dog or painted dog (Lycaon pictus) is a carnivorous mammal of the Canidae family.[2] It lives by hunting antelopes. In past centuries it had a wide distribution in Africa.

References[change | change source]

  1. Woodroffe, R. & Sillero-Zubiri, C. (2012). "Lycaon pictus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T12436A16711116.
  2. Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. JHU Press. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.