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Classification - Identification

The classification, common names and scientific names are based on wikipedia and other resources on and off the internet.

The identification of subspecies is based on location only in most of cases, and is therefore unreliable, inconsistent or even meaningless. It is added for fun only.

If you find errors, please contact site owner.

Our Policies

  • Our collections basically comprise photographs of the living creatures we have actually encountered by chance.
  • We don't use any bait, scent, artificial roost, audio devices or other unfair method to lure birds or animals except for some rare cases marked with relevant icons (We often talk / whistle to them with our own organs though).
  • Our collections include photos of domesticated animals freely walking, wandering or reposing at the time of our encounter. Animals in captivity are marked with the chain icon.
  • Similarly, you will only find plants and fungi growing wild. Rare exceptions include farm products like finger millet or rape flowers.

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CARNIVORA/Caniformia

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Covering : Phocidae, Otariidae, Procyonidae, Mustelidae, Canidae, Ursidae

FEATURED PHOTOS

Photos featured on the blog - Click each thumbnail to see the relevant blog entry.

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Brown Fur Seal / South African Fur Seal (Otariidae. Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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Black-backed Jackal (Canidae. Canis mesomela). Photo : 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.
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Raccoon Dog (Canidae. Nyctereutes procynoides). Photo : 01/2011, Tokyo, Japan.
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Dingo (Canidae. Canis lupus dingo). Photo : 08/2003, Kakadu, Australia.
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Asian Black Bear / Japanese Black Bear (Ursidae. Ursus thibetanus japonicus). Photo : 09/2016, Nagano, Japan.
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Domestic Dog #3 (Canidae. Canis lupus familiaris). Photo : 03/2008, Wutai Township, Taiwan.
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Domestic Dog #2 (Canidae. Canis lupus familiaris). Photo : 03/2010, Tokyo, Japan.
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Domestic Dog #1 (Canidae. Canis lupus familiaris). Photo : 09/2006, Hat Chao Mai NP., Thailand.

PHOTOGRAPHS

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    Domestic Dog (Canidae. Canis lupus familiaris).
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    Red Fox (Canidae. Vulpes vulpes).
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    Stoat [1] (Mustelidae. Mustela erminea nippon). Photo : 08/1977, Hida Mts., Nagano (alt. 2,900m)
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    Stoat [2] (Mustelidae. Mustela erminea nippon). Photo : 08/1977, Hida Mts., Nagano (alt. 2,900m)
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    Racoon (Procyonidae. Procyon lotor). Photo : 07/1982, Barcelona, Spain.
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    Brown Bear (Ursidae. Ursus arctos). Photo : 07/1982, Barcelona, Spain.
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    American Black Bear [1] (Ursidae. Ursus americanus). Photo : 08/1991, Hidden Lake, Alaska, USA.
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    Dingo (Canidae. Canis lupus dingo). Photo : 08/2003, Kakadu, Australia.
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    Japanse Badger [1] (Mustelidae. Meles anakuma). Photo : 05/2004, Niigata, Japan.
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    Tayra (Footprint) (Mustelidae. Eira barbara poliocephala). Photo : 08/2004, Powakka, Suriname.
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    Black-backed Jackal [1] (Canidae. Canis mesomela). Photo : 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.
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    Black-backed Jackal [2] (Canidae. Canis mesomela). Photo : 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.
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    生活苦のためか、いつでも眉間に皺を寄せているジャッカルの多い中、珍しく楽しそうなカップル。

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    Brown Fur Seal / South African Fur Seal [1] (Otariidae. Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    Brown Fur Seal / South African Fur Seal [2] (Otariidae. Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    Brown Fur Seal / South African Fur Seal [3] (Otariidae. Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    Brown Fur Seal / South African Fur Seal [4] (Otariidae. Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    Brown Fur Seal / South African Fur Seal [5] (Otariidae. Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    Brown Fur Seal / South African Fur Seal [6] (Otariidae. Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    Black-backed Jackal [3] (Canidae. Canis mesomela). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    Black-backed Jackal [4] (Canidae. Canis mesomela). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    Black-backed Jackal [5] (Canidae. Canis mesomela). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    American Black Bear / New Mexico Black Bear [2] (Ursidae. Ursus americanus amblyceps). Photo : 08/2008, Madera Canyon, AZ, USA.
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    Kit Fox (Canidae. Vulpes macrotis). Photo : 08/2008, Pearce, AZ, USA.
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    Japanese Weasel [1] (Mustelidae. Mustela itatsi). Photo : 05/2009, Dôgo Is., Oki, Japan.
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    Japanese Badger [2] (Mustelidae. Meles anakuma). Photo : 04/2010, Kôchi, Japan.
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    Raccoon Dog [1] (Canidae. Nyctereutes procynoides). Photo : 01/2011, Tokyo, Japan.
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    Raccoon Dog [2] (Canidae. Nyctereutes procynoides). Photo : 02/2011, Tokyo, Japan.
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    Sable / Japanese Sable (Mustelidae. Martes zibellina brachyura). Photo : 02/2011, Hokkaido, Japan.
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    Golden Jackal / Sri Lankan Jackal (Canidae. Canis aureus naria). Photo : 07/2011, Yala, Sri Lanka.
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    Raccoon Dog [3] (Canidae. Nyctereutes procynoides). Photo : 06/2011, Tokyo, Japan.
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    Raccoon Dog (Droppings) [4] (Canidae. Nyctereutes procynoides). Photo : 06/2011, Tokyo, Japan.
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    Japanese Weasel [2] (Mustelidae. Mustela itatsi). Photo : 03/2012, Hachijô Is., Japan.
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    Corsac Fox (Canidae. Vulpes corsac turkmenicus). Photo : 08/2012, Terlij NP., Mongolia.
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    Raccoon Dog [5] (Canidae. Nyctereutes procynoides). Photo : 09/2013, Nagano, Japan.
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    Raccoon Dog (Droppngs) [6] (Canidae. Nyctereutes procynoides). Photo : 01/2014, Nagano, Japan.
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    Japanese Marten [1] (Mustelidae. Martes melampus melampus). Photo : 04/2014, Nagano, Japan.
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    Raccoon Dog [7] (Canidae. Nyctereutes procynoides). Photo : 04/2016, Nagano, Japan.
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    Asian Black Bear / Japanese Black Bear (Ursidae. Ursus thibetanus japonicus). Photo : 09/2016, Nagano, Japan.
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    Japanese Marten [2] (Mustelidae. Martes melampus melampus). Photo : 09/2016, Nagano, Japan.
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    Japanese Marten [3] (Mustelidae. Martes melampus melampus). Photo : 10/2016, Nagano, Japan.
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    Japanese Marten [4] (Mustelidae. Martes melampus melampus). Photo : 05/2017, Nagano, Japan.
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    Japanese Marten [5] (Mustelidae. Martes melampus melampus). Photo : 04/2018, Nagano, Japan.
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    Harbor Seal (Ursidae. Phoca vitulina). Photo : 05/2018, Off Maine, USA.
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    Raccoon Dog [8] (Canidae. Nyctereutes procynoides). Photo : 03/2020, Nagano, Japan.
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    Japanese Marten [6] (Mustelidae. Martes melampus melampus). Photo : 01/2022, Nagano, Japan.

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