Lycaon


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Lycaon

(laɪˈkeɪɒn)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Arcadia said to have offered Zeus a plate of human flesh to learn whether the god was omniscient
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1: (2) The Great Bear.] -- Hesiod says she (Callisto) was the daughter of Lycaon and lived in Arcadia.
After Zeus had seduced Callisto, Lycaon, pretending not to know of the matter, entertained Zeus, as Hesiod says, and set before him on the table the babe which he had cut up.
Ida, men of substance, who drink the limpid waters of the Aesepus, and are of Trojan blood--these were led by Pandarus son of Lycaon, whom Apollo had taught to use the bow.
One of the earliest divine interventions, other than the (allegedly divine) creation of the cosmos, comes in the story of Lycaon right after "The Creation" in Book I.
With a Latin name (Lycaon pictus) meaning 'painted wolf', these highly social creatures boast exquisitely dappled coats of red, black, brown, yellow and white fur.
There are only a few studies of the relationship between vegetation at nests and survival and reproductive success in mammals (yellow mongoose, Cynicitis penicillate, Blaum et al, 2007; Iberian hare, Lepus granatensis, Sanchez-Garcia et al., 2012; African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, Davies et al, 2016).
2016: Evaluation of the applicability of different age determination methods for estimating age of the endangered African wild dog (Lycaon Pictus).
Whereas, selected carnivores like lion (Panthera leo) and African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) mainly driving livestock predation, killing cattle (Bos taurus) and goats (Capra aegagrus).
In sub Saharan Africa the population of the African wild dog lycaon pictus has shrunk to below rhino population levels.
Moose (Alces alces) predation by eastern coyotes (Canis latrans) and eastern coyote x eastern wolf (Canis latrans x Canis lycaon) hybrids.
Common large carnivores include lion (Panthera leo), cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), leopard (Panthera pardus), African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), and spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta).