Species Canis mesomelas Schreber, 1775 (Black-backed jackal)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Carnivora
  • ---- family: Canidae
  • ----- species: Canis mesomelas
Characteristics:omnivore; height: 30-50cm; the body and legs are red-brown; the insides of the legs, the belly and the throat are whitish; on the back and shoulders is a characteristic black saddle; the ears stand erect; the tail is bushy and black; the Black-backed Jackal is smaller than the Side-striped Jackal and lacks the white tip on the tail;
Countries:

BW
Botswana
MZ
Mozambique
NA
Namibia
ZA
South Africa
ZW
Zimbabwe
Ecoregions:

AT0116
KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic
AT0702
Angolan Mopane woodlands
AT0709
Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands
AT0717
Southern Africa bushveld
AT0726
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands
AT1003
Drakensberg alti-montane grasslands and woodlands
AT1004
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests
AT1009
Highveld grasslands
AT1202
Lowland fynbos and renosterveld
AT1203
Montane fynbos and renosterveld
AT1309
Kalahari xeric savanna
AT1310
Kaokoveld desert
AT1314
Nama Karoo
AT1315
Namib desert
AT1316
Namibian savanna woodlands
AT1322
Succulent Karoo
Links:
References:Cillié 1997: 134
Date: 2009-03-28
Place: near Tweerivieren Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Creator: Taa DoBeS team (Boden/Güldemann/Naumann)
Permission: Public Domain
Date: 2009-03-28
Place: near Tweerivieren Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Creator: Taa DoBeS team (Boden/Güldemann/Naumann)
Permission: Public Domain
Date: 2009-03-28
Place: near Tweerivieren Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Creator: Taa DoBeS team (Boden/Güldemann/Naumann)
Permission: Public Domain

Date: 2009-03-28
Place: near Tweerivieren Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Creator: Taa DoBeS team (Boden/Güldemann/Naumann)
Permission: Public Domain
Date: 2009-03-28
Place: near Tweerivieren Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Creator: Taa DoBeS team (Boden/Güldemann/Naumann)
Permission: Public Domain

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