Mystery Dog of Mexico.
Etymology: Nahuatl (Uto-Aztecan), “hunchback
dog,” from itzcuintli (“dog”) + potzotli
Physical description: Size of a smal l dog. Bl ack,
brown, and white spots. Smal l , wol fl ike head.
Short neck. Lumpy muzzl e. Sma l l , hanging ea rs.
Fatty hump extends the l ength of its back.
Forel egs shorter than the hind l egs.
Distribution: Michoacán State, Mexico.
Significant sighting: Frances Calderón de l a
Barca saw a dead specimen hanging from a hook
near the door of an inn in the Guajimal co Val l ey.