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Nyctereutes procyonoides

Basic information
Scientific name Nyctereutes procyonoides

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Common names Raccoon Dog
Higher taxon Canidae, Carnivora, Mammalia
Natural range N Vietnam, E & NE China, E Mongolia, SE Russia, Sakhalin, Entire Japan and peripheral islands.
Habitat Forest, urban area.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Chiburi Is. (Oki, Shimane Pref.) and Yakushima Is. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 1980s
Route Unknown.
Impact Hybridization against native species.
Native organism(s) affected: Mammals.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Under Construction.
Reference Notes
  • Abe (ed) (1994) A Guide to Mammals of Japan. Tokai Univ. Press, Hatano (in Jpn)
  • Kawabata (ed) (1996) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 1 Mammals I. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Long (2003) Introduced Mammals of the World: Their History, Distribution, and Influence. CABI Publishing.
  • Ohdachi et al. (2009) The Wild Mammals of Japan. Shokabo, Kyoto.