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European Journal of Wildlife Research

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 136–137 | Cite as

First record of the raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides Gray, 1834) in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

  • Duško Ćirović
Short Communication

Abstract

An adult male raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides Gray, 1834) run over by a car was found on September 6, 2002, in the central part of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (UTM: EM 54). This is the first record of this species on the territory of the FYRM, and the southernmost point of its European range so far. This finding indicates a range extension of the raccoon dog on the Balkan Peninsula.

Keywords

Raccoon dog Species range FYRM 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Slobodan Puzović who was of great help in collecting this record. This work was supported by, the Ministry for Science and Technology of Serbia, Contract No. 1525.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Biology, Institute of ZoologyUniversity of BelgradeSerbia and Montenegro

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