Taxon profile


Golden Jackal
Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Canidae - dogs and allies »  genus Canis

Other names

= Asiatic Jackal
= Common Jackal

Least Concern


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Ancylostoma guentini Gupta & Kalia, 1984

Distribution maps

Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Canis aureus aureus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Golden Jackal
subspecies Canis aureus cruesemanni Matschie, 1900 - Siamese Jackal

Canis aureus cruesemanni - Siamese Jackal

subspecies Canis aureus ecsedensis (Kretzoi, 1947) - Balkan Jackal
subspecies Canis aureus indicus Hodgson, 1833 - Indian jackal

Canis aureus indicus - Indian jackal

subspecies Canis aureus moreotica I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1835 - European jackal

Canis aureus moreotica - European jackal

subspecies Canis aureus naria Wroughton, 1916 - Sri Lankan Jackal

Canis aureus naria - Sri Lankan Jackal

subspecies Canis aureus palaestina Khalaf, 2008 - Palestine Golden Jackal
subspecies Canis aureus syriacus Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833 - Syrian jackal

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305288]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Canis aureus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758]

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