Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Canidae > Genus: Cuon > Species: Cuon alpinus

Cuon alpinus (Pallas, 1811)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 4 international agreements


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated

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

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

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Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Canis alpinus Pallas, 1811
Anurocyon clamitans Heude, 1882
Cuon alpinus dukhurensis (Sykes, 1831)
Canis dukhurensis Sykes, 1831
Cuon alpinus primaevus (Hodgson, 1833)
Canis primaevus Hodgson, 1833
Cuon grayiformis Hodgson, 1863
Cuon alpinus lepturus (Heude, 1892)
Cuon lepturus Heude, 1892
Cuon alpinus hesperius Afanasiev and Zolotarev, 1935
Cyon alpinus hesperius Afanasiev and Zolotarev, 1935
Cuon javanicus Desmarest, 1820
Cuon javanicus infuscus Pocock, 1936
Cuon javanicus fumosus Pocock, 1936
Cuon javanicus laniger Pocock, 1936
Cuon rutilans Müller, 1839

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External data

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