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African Wild Dog
Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene – present (200,000–0 years BP)
At Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Species:
Binomial name
Lycaon pictus
(Temminck, 1820)
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

  1. Woodroffe, R.; Sillero-Zubiri, C. (2012). "Lycaon pictus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN) 2012: e.T12436A16711116. https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/12436/16711116. 
  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 .