The Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) – a new mammal species in the Czech Republic [Šakal obecný (Canis aureus) – nový druh savce v České republice]
Jaroslav Červený, Petr Koubek
An adult male of the golden jackal (Canis aureus) was found dead close to the road near Podolí (Uherské Hradiště District, southern Moravia) on 19 March 2006. The species determination was confirmed by the presence of characteristic morphological and craniological traits (length of tail, connate balls of medial fingers on forelimbs, the shape of orbital protuberances, etc.). Detailed photographs of the finding are available. This has been the first documented record of the golden jackal in the Czech Republic.