Speothos venaticus venaticus (Lund, 1842)

Bush dog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: fossil

Rediscovered in 1843



South America


Biology & Ecology










DeMatteo, K., Michalski , F. and Leite-Pitman, M. R. P. (2011). Speothos venaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T20468A9203243. Accessed on 27 August 2022.

Favarini, M.O.; Simão, T.L.L.; Macedo, G.S.; Garcez, F.S.; Oliveira, L.R.; Cárdenas-Alayza, S.; Cardeña Mormontoy, M.; Angulo, F.; Kasper, C.B.; Johnson, W.E.; et al. (2022). Complex Evolutionary History of the South American Fox Genus Lycalopex (Mammalia, Carnivora, Canidae) Inferred from Multiple Mitochondrial and Nuclear Markers. Diversity 2022, 14: 642.

Simpson, George Gaylord. (1984). Mammals and cryptozoology. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 128(1): 1-19.


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