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raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)
Subject: raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)
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raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)

Raccoon Dog at Fukuyama, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan
日本語: 野生のホンドタヌキ, 仙酔島, 広島県福山市
Date 8 January 2006
Author 663highland

The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), also known as the mangut or tanuki, 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. Among the Canidae, the raccoon dog shares the habit of regularly climbing trees only with the North American gray fox, another basal species. The raccoon dog is named for its superficial resemblance to the raccoon (Procyon lotor), to which it is not closely related.
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Family: Canidae
Genus: Nyctereutes
Species: Nyctereutes procyonoides (Gray, 1834)
Canis procyonoides Gray, 1834
Canis viverrinus Temminck, 1838

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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