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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
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
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).



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  • Lycaon in Mammal Species of the World.
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  • Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V., eds. (2014) Lycaon Brookes, 1827 in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 17th March 2014. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • 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