Raccoon Dog is native to China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russian Far East and Vietnam. In 20th century the species was widely introduced to the European part of the former Soviet Union. Since then Raccoon Dog has expanded its range over northern and eastern Europe.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Carnivora – carnivores
■ Family Canidae – canids
■ Species Nyctereutes procyonoides – Raccoon Dog