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Two Raccoon Dogs
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Genus: Nyctereutes
Temminck, 1839

N. abdeslami
N. donnezani
N. megamastoides
N. procyonoides
N. sinensis
N. tingi
N. vinetorum

Nyctereutes is an east Asian genus of the family Canidae, consisting of just one living species, the Raccoon Dog.[1] Nyctereutes, as a genus, is shown to have appeared about 9.0 Ma with all but one species becoming extinct before the Pleistocene.


It is considered a basal genus, resembling the ancestral form of Canidae. It most likely diverged from other canids seven to ten million years ago.

Nyctereutes was named by Temminck (1839). It was assigned to Canidae by Carroll (1988) and Geraads (1997).[2][3]


  • Nyctereutes abdeslami 3.6—1.8 Ma (Morocco)[4]
  • Nyctereutes donnezani 9.0—3.4 Ma. (Eastern Europe, Spain)
  • Nyctereutes sinensis 3.6 Ma—781,000 years ago (Eastern Asia)[5]


  1. ^ a b Wozencraft, W. C. (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.  
  2. ^ R. L. Carroll. 1988. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York 1-698
  3. ^ D. Geraads. 1997. Carnivores du Pliocene terminal de Ahl al Oughlam (Casablanca, Maroc). Géobios 30(1):127-164
  4. ^ Paleobiology Database: ''Nyctereutes abdeslami basic info.
  5. ^ Paleobiology Database: ''Nyctereutes sinensis basic info.


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Caniformia
Familia: Canidae
Genus: Nyctereutes
Species: N. procyonoides


Nyctereutes Temminck, 1839

Type species: Canis viverrinus Temminck, 1838


  • Nyctereutes on Mammal Species of the World.
    Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).
  • Tijdschr. Nat. Gesch. Physiol. 5: 285.
  • Mammal Species of the World, A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd edition, 2005 ISBN 0801882214
  • Nyctereutes Temminck, 1838 Report on ITIS

Vernacular names

Česky: Nyctereutes
Deutsch: Marderhund, Enok
Esperanto: Niktereŭto, Tanuko
한국어: 너구리속
日本語: タヌキ属
Polski: Jenot
Wikimedia Commons For more multimedia, look at Nyctereutes on Wikimedia Commons.


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