Cuon alpinus Pallas, 1811 – Asiatic Wild Dog
It is also known as Dhole or Indian Wild Dog. There are seven subspecies recognized namely: C. a. alpinus, C. a. adjustus, C. a. fumosus, C. a. hesperius, C. a. laniger, C. a. lepturus, C. a. sumatrensis. Nevertheless, in the absence of enough molecular and morphological evidences this subspecies recognition is debated.
This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).
Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bayani, A. 2021. Cuon alpinus Pallas, 1811 – Asiatic Wild Dog. Ramachandran, V., A. Bayani, R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.