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Introduction
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Indian Jackal or Himalayan Jackal with the scientific name Canis aureus indicus is one

of the subspecies of Golden Jackal or Asiatic Jackal or Oriental Jackal and is native to India, Nepal, Burma and Bhutan. There are around 13 subspecies which are known to exist around the world under the species name Canis aureus. These species falls under the family Canidae and order Carnivora. The quick classification of Indian Jackal is specified below,

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Canidae
Subfamily Caninae
Genus Canis
Species Canis aureus
Subspecies Canis aureus indicus

Physical Structure

The appearance of Indian Jackal is similar to wolf, but with a difference in few physical traits. The Jackals are smaller sized, light-weighted and have short legs and tail. The fur color has the combination of black and white at the center of the body and tail in a brown background. The chest, belly and legs are creamy white in color. They have white marks prevailing on its throat and dark brown at the back of the ear.




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