Canis aureus

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Noun1.Canis aureus - Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dogCanis aureus - Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair
canid, canine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
Canis, genus Canis - type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
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Present distribution of the golden jackal Canis aureus in the Balkans and adjacent regions.
Key words: Canis aureus, Vulpes vulpes, feeding ecology, trophic niche, opportunistic feeding, resource partitioning
A total of 24 field visits were made to the selected study sites and 90 scat samples of Canis aureus were collected; including 34 samples from Saidpur village (site-I), 27 from the surroundings of Sindh house (site-II), and 29 samples from the open cultivated fields of NARC (site-III) Islamabad.
Canis aureus (Linnaeus, 1758), Asiatic jackal, Near Threatened (94): Being common in plains of Sindh (Roberts, 1997), this species was most frequently encountered during the surveys.
1 for 2008-2009 of the Qatar Natural History Group (October 2008) noted the re-discovery of Golden jackal Canis aureus, also known as common jackal, in Qatar.