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Hibernation Raccoon Dog Nyctereutes procyonoides,Raccoon dog Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies intro

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  1. What an awesome species intro (first photo of this species on the site), never heard of this creature before. Promoted to the homepage, well done! Posted 5 years ago
  2. Nice Tanuki! In Japan is full of them (Although is quite hard to catch one with the camera!) and they are quite popular, appearing often in folklore stories :) Posted 5 years ago

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The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides, from the Greek words nukt-, "night" + ereutēs, "wanderer" + prokuōn, "before-dog" [but in New Latin used to mean "raccoon"] + -oidēs, "-oid"), also known as the ''mangut'' (its Evenki name) or ''tanuki'' (its Japanese name), is a canid indigenous to East Asia. It is the only extant species in the genus ''Nyctereutes''. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family.

Among the Canidae, the raccoon dog shares.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Jul 7, 2014. Captured Jun 26, 2014 14:18.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/100s
  • ISO6400
  • 200mm