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Lycaon pictus – African Wild Dog

  title={Lycaon pictus – African Wild Dog},
  author={Harriet T. Davies-Mostert and - SamanthaPage and Nicholson and David G. Marneweck and Kelly and Marnewick and Deon Cilliers and - BrendanWhittington and Jones and Hanno Killian and Michael G. L. Mills and Dan and Parker and R. John Power and Tracy Rehse and Fernandez Matthew and Child and Steve Dell and Dave J. Druce and Gus Van and Dyk and Carlien Esterhuizen and Rosemary Joy Groom and Markus and Gusset and Chris Kelly and Katherine R. Potgieter and Dean M. Peinke and Michael J. Somers and Gerrie Camacho},
Taxonomic notes: Temminck originally described the African Wild Dog (hereafter Wild Dog) in 1820 from a specimen collected in coastal Mozambique, which was originally thought to be species of hyaena and was classified as Hyena picta (Creel & Creel 2002). Later, in 1930, it was placed in the subfamily Canidae (Creel & Creel 2002) and today, Wild Dogs belong to the family Canidae. DNA sequencing suggests that Wild Dogs are phylogenetically distinct from other wolf-like canids (such as wolves and… 

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