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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Hoary foxes live in tall grass steppes and in savanna interspersed with wooded “islands”, as well as upland mountain areas in open woodland and brushland.

Views Read Edit View history. New Zealand sea lion P. Because this species is monogamous, it is likely that the male plays some role in caring for the young. They affect populations of small rodents and termites. American black bear U. They lycakopex born in the den and remain there until they are able to venture out on their own.


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The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. 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 vetuljs little information on predation of hoary foxes. Walker’s Mammals of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.

They feed on this termite year round. Females usually give birth to two vetullus four pups in August to September, after a gestation period around 50 days. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.

Eastern lowland olingo B. Behavior Hoary foxes are usually timid, but will aggressively defend their young.

Lycalopex vetulus

Communication and Perception Communication vetulu hoary foxes is unknown, but lycaloex probably similar to other species of foxes. Changes in agricultural practices may result in habitat loss. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.


Hoary foxes have a small skull, with reduced carnassials and broad molars. The Encyclopedia of Mammals. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Conepatus Hog-nosed skunks Molina’s hog-nosed skunk C.

They mainly eat insects, especially termites and dung beetlesbut also may eat rodents, small birds, and fruit. Breeding occurs in early fall.

Combat of “Desmondus rotundus rotundus” E. McGlynn and Postanowicz, ; Rylands, ; Travaini, et al. Atilax Marsh mongoose Vetulhs.

The hoary fox Lycalopex vetulusalso called raposinha-do-campo Portuguese for “meadow fox”is a species of zorro or “false” fox endemic to Brazil.

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University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. A closely relatd species, L. The exterior of the legs is yellow, and there is a black spot above the tail gland.