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Dhole, Cuon alpinus, pack pass by.


Wild Dog or Dhole (Cuon alpinus) Chassing Deer by Shirishkumar Patil.mpg


Call of the Indian wild dog / Dhole (Cuon alpinus), Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, India


Asiatic wild dog or Dhole (Cuon alpinus)


[Camera Trap] Dhole - Cuon alpinus (Asiatic Wild Dog)

The dhole is a canid native to Central, South and Southeast Asia. Other English names for the species include Asiatic wild dog, Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog, and mountain wolf. It is genetically close to species within the genus Canis, though its skull is convex rather than concave in profile, it lacks a third lower molar and the upper molars sport only a single cusp as opposed to two to four. During the Pleistocene, the dhole ranged throughout Asia, Europe and North America but became restricted to its historical range 12,000–18,000 years ago.
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