African wild dog

African wild dog
noun Date: 1978 a powerful canid (Lycaon pictus) having a mottled coat of black, white, and reddish yellow that was formerly common in sub-Saharan Africa where it hunted in large packs but is now restricted to small populations in southern and eastern Africa — called also African hunting dog

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  • African wild dog — n. 1. 1 (Zo[ o]l.) a dog ({Lycaon pictus}) with mottled fur found in Africa, notable for the strong social structure of its family groups. Syn: painted wolf, African hunting dog. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African Wild Dog — Taxobox name = African Wild DogMSW3 Wozencraft | pages = | id = 14000818] status = EN status system = iucn2.3 status ref = IUCN2006|assessors=McNutt et al |year=2004|id=12436|title=Lycaon pictus|downloaded=06 May 2008 Database entry includes… …   Wikipedia

  • African wild dog — noun a wild dog of sub Saharan Africa, Lycaon pictus, which hunts in packs, coloured with patches of brown, black, red, yellow and white, and having large ears. Also, African hunting dog …   Australian English dictionary

  • African Wild Dog Conservancy — The African Wild Dog Conservancy (AWD Conservancy) is a non profit, 501(c)(3), non governmental organization, working with local communities, and national and international stakeholders, to conserve the African wild dog through scientific… …   Wikipedia

  • African hunting dog — n. (Zo[ o]l.) same as {African wild dog}. Syn: painted wolf, African hunting dog. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African hunting dog — noun A wild dog, Lycaon pictus, typically black, white and tan, found in Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Syn: African wild dog, Cape hunting dog, painted dog, painted hunting dog, spotted dog, ornate wolf, painted wolf …   Wiktionary

  • African hunting dog — noun see African wild dog …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • African hunting dog — ▪ mammal also called  Cape Hunting Dog, or Hyena Dog        (Lycaon pictus), wild African carnivore that differs from the rest of the members of the dog family (Canidae) in having only four toes on each foot. Its coat is short, sparse, and… …   Universalium

  • African hunting dog — noun a powerful doglike mammal of southern and eastern Africa that hunts in large packs; now rare in settled area • Syn: ↑hyena dog, ↑Cape hunting dog, ↑Lycaon pictus • Hypernyms: ↑wild dog * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized A …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wild Dog — may refer to one of the following: * African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus , wild canid of Africa * Bush dog, Speothos venaticus , wild canid of South America * Dhole or Indian wild dog, Cuon alpinus , wild canid of Asia * Dingo, the so called… …   Wikipedia

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