The New York Times reports ‘The Ghost Dogs of the Amazon Get a Bit Less Mysterious’

May 13, 2020

Research on the the Amazon’s only endemic canid, the short-eared dog, has been published in Royal Society Open Science by Daniel Rocha who worked on this study while he was a student on the Recanati-Kaplan Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice. The paper was co-authored by Dr Cedric Tan Professor and David Macdonald.

The New York Times have published an article shining a light on this research:

‘Scientists have produced data that shows the range of an enigmatic short-eared canid species that has yet to be widely studied.

It is one of the Amazon rain forest’s most elusive and enigmatic mammals. Experts call the species “shy” or even “a ghost.”

It’s a dog.

Or at least a type of dog. The short-eared dog is the only member of the canine genus Atelocynus, and the only such species unique to the Amazon rainforest.’

Read the full article here.

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