The figure below shows the history and adaptations of African wild dogs and nine other canid species based on genome sequencing. The family Canidae today includes a diverse group of about 34 species

 

Figure taken from from Chavez, D. E., Gronau, I., Hains, T. et al. "Comparative genomics provides new insights into the remarkable adaptations of the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)," Sci Rep 9, 8329 (2019).