Cuonalpinus europaeus is the name given to a number of fossil finds from the European late Pleistocene, with Cuonalpinus sardous (‘Cuonalpinus of Sardinia’) being a smaller, more delicate Mediterranean form of this.
Cuon javanicus is Mivart’s (1890) and, in his footsteps, Pocock’s (1936) unsuccessful designation for the species; today, the adjective javanicus is applied only to the Javanese race of the Asiatic Wild Dog – Cuonalpinus javanicus.
Cuonalpinus europaeus, Cuomn alpinus sardous, Cuonalpinus fossilis, Cuon priscus, Cuon dubius, Cuon dubius stehlini refer to fossil forms of the genusCuon and are discussed briefly in the section on prehistoric distribution of Cuonalpinus.
They are the only species in the genusCuon, Dholes are mostly found in forest habitats in south Asia, but also range north into central Asia to the borders of Russia, east to Malaysia and south to Sumatra and India and Java.
Cuonalpinus adustus - Northern Myanmar and Indo-China
Cuonalpinus lepturus - China, south of the Yangzhe river
MavicaNET - Cuon(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This file contains a systematic overview of Cuon, featuring links to books, other pages on the web about Cuon, pictures etc. Common names in different languages may be also available as well as a short dutch description to the taxon.
Красного волка (Cuonalpinus) называют колсун, или по-индийски дхоле, обитает он в дебрях Азии.
The endangered Dhole or Asiatic Wild Dog (Cuonalpinus), its decline, biology, and the work of the Dhole Conservation Project.
Ecology of dholes (Cuon alpinus Pallas)(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The project aims to collect information on dhole (Cuonalpinus) food habits, behaviour, social organisation, habitat use and ranging patterns, in Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh.
Encounter rates and group composition of prey species are also being estimated using vehicle-based road transects.
Ecology of the dhole (CuonalpinusPallas) in Central India.
www.wii.gov.in /ars/2003/bhaskar.htm (169 words)
Evaluation of livestock depredation by dholes (Cuon alpinus) in the Kingdom of Bhutan(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Evaluation of livestock depredation by dholes (Cuonalpinus) in the Kingdom of Bhutan
Dholes (Cuonalpinus) represented by nine to eleven sub-species occur from West Asia to China and from Indo-China to Java.
Bhutan with 70% forest cover and wild ungulates such as takin (Budorcas taxicolor), sambar (Cervus unicolor), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak) and wild pig (Sus scrofa) can provide a suitable habitat for a viable population of dholes.
www.wii.gov.in /ars/2004/ajt.htm (424 words)
INDIVIDUALITY IN THE WHISTLE CALL OF THE ASIATIC WILD DOG (Cuon alpinus)(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The IUCN has called for more information on the abundance and distribution of the vulnerable Asiatic wild dog, or dhole (Cuonalpinus).
At present there are no established survey methods, and surveying is difficult because dholes live in packs where the individuals look very similar.
Whistle recognition may therefore have survey applications, but this will depend on the ease with which calls can be recorded in the wild.
www.cuon.net /dholes/whispaps.htm (273 words)
Untitled Document(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
An Action Plan for the Conservation of Canids.
Johnsingh, A. Reproductive and social behaviour of the dhole (Cuonalpinus).
Johnsingh, A. Distribution and status of the dholeCuonalpinusPallas, 1811 in South Asia.