Buss dug[1]
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Canidae
Genus: Speothos
Species: S. venaticus
Binomial name
Speothos venaticus
(Lund, 1842)
  • S. v. panamensis
  • S. v. venaticus
  • S. v. weijie
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Buss dug range

The buss dug (Speothos venaticus) is a canid foond in Central an Sooth Americae.[1][2] In spite o its extensive range, it is very rare in maist areas except in Suriname;[2][3] it wis first identified bi Peter Wilhelm Lund as fossils in Brazilian caves an believed tae be extinct. The buss dug is the anly livin species in the genus Speothos,[1] an genetic evidence suggests that its closest livin relative is the maned wouf o central Sooth Americae.[4]

In Brazil it is cried cachorro-vinagre ("vinegar dug") or cachorro-do-mato ("buss dug"). In Spainyie-speakin kintras it is cried perro vinagre ("vinegar dug"), zorro vinagre ("vinegar fox"), perro de agua ("watter dug"), or perro de monte ("buss dug").


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. no-break space character in |first= at position 3 (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 DeMatteo, K., Michalski, F. & Leite-Pitman, M. R. P. (2011). "Speothos venaticus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 18 January 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) Database entry includes justification for why this species is near threatened
  3. de Mello Beiseigel, B. & Zuercher, G.L. (2005). "Speotheos venaticus". Mammalian Species: Number 783: pp. 1–6. doi:10.1644/783.1.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)
  4. Wayne, R.K.; et al. (1997). "Molecular systematics of the Canidae". Systematic Biology. 46 (4): 622–653. doi:10.1093/sysbio/46.4.622. PMID 11975336. Explicit use of et al. in: |author= (help)