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Conservation genetics of African wild dogs Lycaon pictus (Temminck, 1820) in South Africa

  title={Conservation genetics of African wild dogs Lycaon pictus (Temminck, 1820) in South Africa},
  author={J. M. Edwards},
  • J. Edwards
  • Published 12 November 2010
  • Environmental Science
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African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) from the Kruger National Park, South Africa are currently not inbred but have low genomic diversity

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) have undergone severe population reductions and are listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List. Small, isolated populations

Home Range and Habitat Selection of a Reintroduced African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) Pack in a Small South African Game Reserve

The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) is an endangered species and South Africa has only one remaining viable population. Reintroduction of this species in South Africa is of high conservation

Lycaon pictus (African wild dog)

This datasheet on Lycaon pictus covers Identity, Distribution, Further Information.



Molecular genetic and morphological analyses of the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus).

Morphological analysis supports the distinction of eastern and southern African wild dog populations, and it is suggested they should be considered separate subspecies, and the phylogenetic relationships of wild dogs to other wolf-like canids are examined.

Conserving the African wild dog Lycaon pictus. I. Diagnosing and treating causes of decline

Abstract The African wild dog Lycaon pictus has declined dramatically over the past 30 years. Formerly distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa, today c. 5000 wild dogs remain in total, mostly in

Patterns of population subdivision, gene flow and genetic variability in the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)

Analysis of mtDNA nucleotide diversity suggests that, historically, wild dog populations have been small relative to other large carnivores, and a large admixture zone spanning populations from Botswana, Zimbabwe and south‐eastern Tanzania is found.

A role for molecular genetics in the recognition and conservation of endangered species.

  • J. Avise
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1989

Limitation of African Wild Dogs by Competition with Larger Carnivores

Data suggest that competition with spotted hyaenas may limit or exclude wild dogs when hyaena density is high, and competition with lions appears less intense, but direct predation by lions on wild dogs is important.

High hunting costs make African wild dogs vulnerable to kleptoparasitism by hyaenas

The daily energy expenditure of free-ranging dogs is measured to model the impact of kleptoparasitism on energy balance and it is estimated that the instantaneous cost of hunting was twenty-five times basal metabolic rate.

Sex-biased dispersal in African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus

  • J. Mcnutt
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Animal Behaviour
  • 1996
The consequences of sex-biased dispersal in wild dogs are consistent with both hypotheses, but the competition for mating opportunities hypothesis is supported only within the context of dispersal behaviour indicative of close inbreeding avoidance.

A molecular genetic analysis of social structure, dispersal, and interpack relationships of the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus )

It is shown that as predicted, African wild dog packs generally consist of an unrelated alpha male and female, subdominant close relatives, and offspring of the breeding pair.

Factors Affecting the Density and Distribution of Wild Dogs in the Kruger National Park

African wild dogs (  Lycaon pictus) are a seriously endangered species with only around 5000 individuals left. We examined the factors likely to be affecting the distribution and density of wild dogs