The short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis) is a unique and elusive canid species endemic to the Amazonian basinApart from its superficial resemblance to the bush dog, the short-eared dog seems not to be closely related to any fox-like or wolf-like canid. The latest systematics classifies it as a species in the tribe Canini, and its closest extant relative is probably the distant taxon, the Crab-eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous).

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