What is another word for Genus Nyctereutes?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈɛnəs nˈɪktərjˌuːts] (IPA)

Genus Nyctereutes is a small group of mammals that inhabit Asia and parts of Europe. It is commonly referred to as the raccoon dog due to its resemblance to the North American raccoon. The genus Nyctereutes belongs to the Canidae family and is also known by the synonym Nyctereutes procyonoides. Other synonyms for this group of mammals include the tanuki, mangut or magnut, and the Japanese raccoon dog. Despite being called a raccoon dog, it is not closely related to either raccoons or dogs, but rather a distant relative of the fox. The raccoon dog's distinct appearance and behavior make it an interesting and unique member of the animal kingdom.

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What are the hypernyms for Genus nyctereutes?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
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    Mammalia (the biological class of mammals).

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