Friday, July 15, 2016

Korean raccoon dog

The Korean raccoon dog (Nyctereutes Procyonoides Koreensis), also known as the mangut, is a rare subspecies of raccoon dog native to the Korean peninsula. It was 1st described in 1922 by Japanese naturalist Tamezo Mori. Tazmeo had been traveling to Korea and Manchuria from 1910 to 1945. All raccoon dogs are native to Mongolia, Far-Eastern Russia, China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Laos. Raccoon dogs were also introduced to several European countries.

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