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Lycaon (genus)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Carnivora
Family  Canidae
Scientific name  Lycaon
Mass  African wild dog: 22 kg
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Suborder  Caniformia
Tribe  Canini
Higher classification  Caninae
Gestation period  African wild dog: 71 days
Length  African wild dog: 92 cm
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Similar  African wild dog, Canidae, Mammal, Carnivores, Xenocyon

Lycaon is a genus of canid. There are two known species: Lycaon pictus, a canid with common names including "African wild dog", "painted dog", "ornate wolf", and "African hunting dog"; and Lycaon sekowei, an extinct species known only from skeletal remains. This hypercarnivorous and highly cursorial genus is distinguished by accessory cusps on the premolars. It branched off from the wolf-like canids during the Plio-Pleistocene. Since then, Lycaon has become lighter and tetradactyl, but have remained hypercarnivorous.

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Lycaon (genus) Wikipedia


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