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African wild dog
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Genus: Lycaon
Binomial name
Lycaon pictus
African wild dog range

The African wild dog or Prairie dog (Lycaon pictus) is a carnivorous mammal of the Canidae family.[2] It has a wide distribution in Africa.


  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. Wozencraft W.C. 2005. In D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds) Mammal species of the World. 3rd ed, Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4