Species Factsheet

Nyctereutes procyonoides

Details

Complete name: Nyctereutes procyonoides Gray, 1834
Taxonomy: Mammalia » Chordata » Mammalia » Carnivora » Canidae » Nyctereutes procyonoides
Authors: Kaarina Kauhala and Marten Winter
Last updated: November 7th, 2006

Common Names

Raccoon dog.

Synonyms

Canis procyonoides Gray 1834
Nyctereutes procyonoides

Short Description

A fox-sized mammal with short legs and tail and a typical black face with long hair on cheeks. This omnivorous carnivore is the only canid with winter lethargy.