Hoary foxes, Lycalopex vetulus, live in the neotropical region of the world. They are found in the Minas Gerais and the Motto Grosso regions in southwestern. Dalponte, J.C. Lycalopex vetulus (Carnivora: Canidae). Mammalian species, () doi: /; Lund, P. K. Dansk. Vid. Lycalopex vetulus (Lund, ), commonly called the hoary fox, is Brazil’s smallest canid. It has a slender body and limbs and a small skull composed of relative.

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Walker’s Mammals of the World. Dalponte, ; Eisenberg and Redford, ; McDonald, ; McGlynn and Postanowicz, ; Nowak, ; Rylands, Physical features of hoary foxes suggest adaptation to its habitat. Dalponte, ; McDonald, ; McGlynn and Postanowicz, ; Nowak, ; Rylands, Primary Diet omnivore Animal Foods birds mammals reptiles insects terrestrial non-insect arthropods Plant Foods fruit Predation There is little information on predation of hoary foxes.

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vrtulus Communication in hoary foxes is unknown, but is probably similar to other species of foxes. Northern fur seal C. The mother undoubtedly provides her young with vteulus, grooming, and protection. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.


Angolan slender mongoose G. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Allozyme Divergance Within the Canidae. Pseudoalopex vetulus Dusicyon vetulus. Mediterranean monk seal M.

Hoary foxes often use abandoned armadillo dens for rearing their pups. Total body length is approximately 60 cm, with an average tail length of about 32 vetuuls. The word “hoary” means having white or silvery color, which refers to the white hairs in the otherwise gray coat of these animals.

Lycalopex vetulus

Adult body weights range from 2. University of Chicago Press. Hoary foxes have many common and scientific names such as, small-toothed dog, Lycalopex vetulusPseudalopex vetulusand Dusicyon vetulus. Together with its slender form, the small size of the hoary fox makes it an agile and fast-running animal, while its relatively weak teeth adapt it to feeding on invertebrates, rather than larger prey.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Ethiopian dwarf mongoose H. Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C. Wildlife Research27 6: Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available. Behavior in related species suggests that hoary foxes are territorial. The tail is black on the tip with a marked dark stripe along the upper surface, which in male animals may extend all the way along the back to the nape of the neck.


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Lycalopex vetulus – Wikispecies

Mammalia61 4: Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy. Eisenberg and Redford, Economic Importance for Humans: The hoary fox has a short muzzle, small teeth, a short coat, and slender limbs. However, as is the case with most canids, the young are likely to be altricial. Because this species is monogamous, it is likely that the male plays some role in caring for the young.

Enduring social relationships in a population of crab-eating zorros, “Cerdocyon thous”, in Amazonian Brazil Carnivora, Canidae. The fur is short.

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Steller sea lion E. The hoary fox Lycalopex lycaoopexalso called raposinha-do-campo Portuguese for “meadow fox”is a species of zorro or “false” fox endemic to Brazil. Journal of Helminthology68 1: Range number of offspring 2 to 4 Average gestation period 60 days Parental care in this species is not well documented.