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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
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.


  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 .