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Lycaon pictus
(African wild dog)

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Lycaon pictus (African wild dog)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 13 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Lycaon pictus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • African wild dog
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Mammalia

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Canine distemper (hardpad disease): pathology. Lung lesions in an African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) with canine distemper. Hematoxylin and eosin staining. (a) Bronchiole occluded by inflammatory cells and cell debris. (b) Detail of (a), showing multiple eosinophilic intracytoplasmic viral inclusions (arrowed) in bronchiolar epithelium.
TitlePathology
CaptionCanine distemper (hardpad disease): pathology. Lung lesions in an African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) with canine distemper. Hematoxylin and eosin staining. (a) Bronchiole occluded by inflammatory cells and cell debris. (b) Detail of (a), showing multiple eosinophilic intracytoplasmic viral inclusions (arrowed) in bronchiolar epithelium.
CopyrightPublic Domain - Available from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol8no2/01-0314-G1.htm
Canine distemper (hardpad disease): pathology. Lung lesions in an African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) with canine distemper. Hematoxylin and eosin staining. (a) Bronchiole occluded by inflammatory cells and cell debris. (b) Detail of (a), showing multiple eosinophilic intracytoplasmic viral inclusions (arrowed) in bronchiolar epithelium.
PathologyCanine distemper (hardpad disease): pathology. Lung lesions in an African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) with canine distemper. Hematoxylin and eosin staining. (a) Bronchiole occluded by inflammatory cells and cell debris. (b) Detail of (a), showing multiple eosinophilic intracytoplasmic viral inclusions (arrowed) in bronchiolar epithelium.Public Domain - Available from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol8no2/01-0314-G1.htm
African wild dog (Lycaon pictus pictus); adult. African wild dogs are severely threatened by canine distemper. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa. November, 2014.
TitleThreatened species
CaptionAfrican wild dog (Lycaon pictus pictus); adult. African wild dogs are severely threatened by canine distemper. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa. November, 2014.
Copyright©Charles J. Sharp/http://www.sharpphotography.co.uk/ - CC BY-SA 4.0
African wild dog (Lycaon pictus pictus); adult. African wild dogs are severely threatened by canine distemper. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa. November, 2014.
Threatened speciesAfrican wild dog (Lycaon pictus pictus); adult. African wild dogs are severely threatened by canine distemper. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa. November, 2014.©Charles J. Sharp/http://www.sharpphotography.co.uk/ - CC BY-SA 4.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Lycaon pictus

Preferred Common Name

  • African wild dog

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Mammalia
  •                     Order: Carnivora
  •                         Suborder: Fissipeda
  •                             Family: Canidae
  •                                 Genus: Lycaon
  •                                     Species: Lycaon pictus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Africa

BotswanaPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
KenyaPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
NamibiaPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
South AfricaPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
TanzaniaPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001

Invasive Species Threats

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Invasive SpeciesWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
canine distemper virusPathogenicDeem et al., 2000
Canis lupus familiaris (dogs)Kenya; TanzaniaPest and disease transmissionISSG, 2011

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