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Lycaon pictus


Taxonavigation: Caniformia

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Magnordo: Epitheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Caniformia

Familia: Canidae
Genus: Lycaon
Species: L. pictus – †L. sekowei


Lycaon Brookes, 1827

Type species: Lycaon tricolor Brookes, 1827 (= Hyaena picta Temminck, 1820) by monotypy (Melville & Smith, 1987).



  • In Griffith et al., Anim. Kingdom, 5: 151.
  • Lycaon in Mammal Species of the World.
    Wilson, Don E., & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (editors) (2005). Mammal Species of the World — A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0801882214.
  • Lycaon Brookes, 1827 Report on ITIS
  • Hartstone-Rose, A.; Werdelin, L.; Ruiter, D.J., de; Berger, L.R.; Churchill, S.E. 2010: The Plio-Pleistocene ancestor of wild dogs, Lycaon sekowei n. sp. Journal of paleontology, 84: 299-308. doi: 10.1666/09-124.1


Vernacular names[edit]

italiano: Licaone
日本語: リカオン属
polski: Likaon