African wild dog

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African painted dog
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Genus: Lycaon
Binomial name
Lycaon pictus
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African wild dog 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. (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
  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.