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African wild dog

species of canid native to Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

African painted dog
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Lycaon
Binomial name
Lycaon pictus
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African wild dog range

ReferencesEdit

  1. Woodroffe R. & Sillero-Zubiri C. (2008). "Lycaon pictus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 06 May 2008. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link) 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.