The scientific name of dholes and its meaning

    The scientific name of the dhole is Cuon alpinusThis meansa dog of the Alps”. Cuon” is derived

from the Greek word “κυων” which means “a dog” and the Latin word alpinus” means “alpine”. The dhole

is also called the Indian wild dog, Asiatic wild dog or Red dog. 

Last Update: 05/10/2014