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Friday, October 14, 2011

Raccoon Dog

Beauty Of Animal | Raccoon Dog | Raccoon Dog (procyonoides Nyctereutes, from the Greek words nukt, "night" + ereutēs "traveler" + prokuōn ", before the dog" but the New Latin used to mean "raccoon"], also known as magnut or tanuki, is a canid native to east Asia. This is the only type found in the genus Nyctereutes. It is one of the species basal canid, similar to the ancestral forms of the family. Between the Canidae, the raccoon dog shares usually climb trees regularly only with the North American gray fox, and another basal species. called the raccoon dog on the similarities between him and the raccoon (raccoon lotor), which were not relevant.Dropped the original East Asian raccoon dog in recent years due to commercial fishing and fur, and fur trapping, urbanization, and increasing the animals associated with human civilization such as pets and abandoned animals, and diseases that can be transmitted between them.

Need After the display in the central and western Europe, however, has been treated as a dangerous gas skulls very much like a dog species.Raccoon these foxes in South America, especially the crab eating fox, and although genetic studies reveal they do not relate closely. that the skulls of small, but built a moderately large and elongated, with narrow zygomatic arches. Are well developed projections of the skull, being a prominent sagittal crest, especially in older animals. In a reflection of the omnivorous diet, dogs and raccoons, small teeth and weak and carnassials, flat molars and a relatively long intestine (1.5 to 2 times longer than other canids). They have long torsos and short legs. The length can range 45-71 cm . Tail, 12 to 18 cm long, short, up to 3 / Less than 1 full length of the animal and the tarsal joints without interruption, without touching the ground. Ears short, and highlights just a little bit of fur. Weight fluctuate according to season; March, it weighs 3 kg, while in August to early September from 6.5 to 7 kg on average, males, with some individuals reaching a weight of 90-10 kg of the maximum was found to be.

samples of Japanese Studies and Russian, on average, larger than those derived from the Chinese studies.Fur in the winter is long and thick with dense underfur and coarse guard hair measuring 120 mm in length. Fur in the winter protects the raccoon dogs from the low temperatures of between -20 ° and -25 · to. It is dirty, and the earth, brown, gray or brown color with a black guard hair. The tail is darker than the trunk. Dark bar located on the back, which expands on the shoulders, forming a cross. The abdomen is yellowish-brown, while the chest is dark brown or blackish. And cover the muzzle of the hair short, which increases in length and quantity and behind the eyes. Cheeks and coated with hair, such as longitudinal long. Summer fur is brighter and more reddish color of straw.


Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Chordata
Class:     Mammalia
Order:     Carnivora
Family:     Canidae
Genus:     Nyctereutes
Species:     N. procyonoides

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