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Morphology of the black-backed jackal
Black-backed jackal hold its French name, "chacal à chabraque", from the black and long trail that continues on the base of its tail. It remembers the hussars' shabrack of Napoleon. Its thin and resistant legs rest on 4 fingers and 5 pads. A 5th finger, inside the paw, does not touch the ground. The continuously growing claws are not retractile.
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