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Raccoon Dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) <!--너구리-->
Subject: Raccoon Dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides)
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Raccoon Dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides)

The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), also known as the mangut (after its Evenk name) or tanuki (after its Japanese name), is a canid indigenous to East Asia. It is the only extant species in the genus Nyctereutes. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family.

Scientific Name: Nyctereutes procyonoides (Gray, 1834)
Common Names: Raccoon Dog, Asiatic Raccoon; [French] Chien viverrin; [Spanish] Perro Mapache
Canis procyonoides Gray, 1834
Canis viverrinus Temminck, 1838

Raccoon dog
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