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African Hunting Dog
Subject: African Hunting Dog
Poster: "Dan Cowell" (DanCowell@worldnet.att.netnospammers)
African wild dog-hunting dog solo-by Dan Cowell.jpg
File size : 25097 bytes File date : 1998:08:10 09:00:00 Resolution: 412x284 Jpeg process : Baseline Posted Newsgroups: Posted Date: 10 Aug 1998 06:00:56 GMT

African Hunting Dog

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The African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, also known as the African Hunting Dog, Cape Hunting Dog, Painted Dog, or Painted Wolf, is a carnivorous mammal of the Canidae family. The Afrikaans name for the African Wild dog is Wildehond, and in Swahili, Mbwa mwitu. It is the only species in the monotypic genus, Lycaon. They are, as their name indicates, found only in Africa, especially in scrub savanna and other lightly wooded areas.
Scientific Name: Lycaon pictus (Temminck, 1820)
Common Names:
English – African Wild Dog, Painted Hunting Dog, Cape Hunting Dog, Painted Wolf, Hyena Dog
French – Cynhyene, Loup-peint, Lycaon
Spanish – Licaon
Synonyms: Hyaena picta Temminck, 1820

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