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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The hoary fox is native to south-central Brazilalthough some sightings have been recorded from the north of the country, and Pleistocene fossils are known from Argentina.

Hoary foxes are nocturnal[5] and largely solitary outside of the breeding season. Hoary foxes, Lycalopex vetuluslive in the neotropical region of the world. The hoary fox Lycalopex vetulusalso called raposinha-do-campo Portuguese for “meadow fox”is a species of zorro or “false” fox endemic to Brazil. Walker’s Mammals of the World.

Eisenberg and Redford, Economic Importance for Humans: The mother undoubtedly provides her young with milk, grooming, and protection. McGlynn and Postanowicz, ; Rylands, ; Travaini, et al. Changes in agricultural practices may result in habitat loss. Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available.


Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Journal of Zoology Hoary foxes are usually timid, but will aggressively defend their young.

Lycalopex vetulus

Hoary foxes often use abandoned armadillo dens for rearing their pups. Eisenberg and Redford, ; McGlynn and Postanowicz, ; Rylands, Habitat Regions terrestrial Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland pycalopex scrub forest mountains Physical Description Hoary foxes are small, with a short muzzle and small teeth.

Arctonyx Hog badger A. Their fur is grayish in color, with a pale underbody and reddish ears and legs.

Hoary foxes are generalist predators. Pseudoalopex vetulus Dusicyon vetulus. Northern fur seal C. Breeding season These animals breed in the early fall.

Small-toothed palm civet A. Wildlife Research27 betulus Hoary foxes have many common and scientific names such vdtulus, small-toothed dog, Lycalopex vetulusPseudalopex vetulusand Dusicyon vetulus. Deforestation and hunting are also threats to this species.

Communication Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Other Communication Modes scent marks Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Food Habits Hoary foxes are omnivores, but they appear to be termite specialists.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pseudalopex vetulus Hoary fox. Mammals of the Neotropics. 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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Vetu,us Close relatives of the hoary fox are fur-bearers, and pelts of this species are likely collected as well. Molina’s hog-nosed skunk C. Physical features of hoary foxes suggest adaptation to its habitat. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

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