Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Canidae > Genus: Canis > Species: Canis aureus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Canis aureus var. moreotica I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1835

Golden jackal - Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Favourable
Black Sea - Favourable
Continental - Favourable
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Pannonian - Favourable
Steppic - Favourable
Protected by EU Habitats Directive
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1353

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aranysakál Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Çakal Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cakalli Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Chacal Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Chacal doré French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Chacal-dourado Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Golden jackal English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Goldschakal German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gullsjakal Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Jakhals Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Šaakal Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sakaali Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Šakal Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Šakal obecný Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sciacallo dorato Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sjakal Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sjakal Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sjakali Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Xakall Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Canis dalmatinus Wagner, 1841
Canis graecus Wagner, 1841
Canis aureus balcanicus Brusina, 1892
Canis aureus var. moreotica I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1835

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

28 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Dél-Dunántúl 2012-04-12 2012-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Nyugat-Dunántúl 2012-04-03 2012-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2012-04-01 2012-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Alföld 2012-03-01 2012-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Capture The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Alföld 2012-03-01 2012-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Nyugat-Dunántúl 2012-03-01 2012-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Alföld 2012-03-01 2012-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Capture The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Alföld 2012-03-01 2012-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2012-01-01 2012-07-25 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2011-04-15 2011-06-30 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Közép-Dunántúl 2011-04-01 2011-06-30 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Capture The derogation is not detrimental.
Közép-Dunántúl 2011-04-01 2011-06-30 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2011-03-28 2011-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Alföld 2011-03-01 2011-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Capture The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Alföld 2011-03-01 2011-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2011-03-01 2011-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Nyugat-Dunántúl 2011-03-01 2011-05-31 The number of the individuals wasn't defined Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2010-04-15 2010-06-30 The number of licensed animals was not determined. Killing The derogations are not detrimental.
Közép-Dunántúl 2010-04-01 2010-06-30 The number of licensed animals was not determined. Killing The derogations are not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2010-03-01 2010-06-30 The number of licensed animals was not determined. Killing The derogations are not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2010-03-01 2010-05-31 The number of licensed animals was not determined. Killing The derogations are not detrimental.
Dél-Alföld 2009-05-21 2009-06-01 The number of licensed individuals was not determined. Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2009-04-24 2009-05-31 The number of licensed individuals was not determined. Capture The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2009-04-24 2009-05-31 The number of licensed individuals was not determined. Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Dél-Dunántúl 2009-03-01 2009-06-30 The number of licensed individuals was not determined. Killing The derogation is not detrimental.
Közép-Dunántúl 2007-03-01 2007-08-31 The licensed individuals were not defined. Killing The derogations are not detrimental.
Közép-Dunántúl 2007-01-01 2007-12-31 The licensed individuals were not defined. Killing The derogations are not detrimental.
Közép-Dunántúl 2007-01-01 2007-12-31 The licensed individuals were not defined. Killing The derogations are not detrimental.
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