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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Eisenberg and Redford, Economic Importance for Humans: This is comparible to values reported for other foxes. Termites of the genus Syntermes are their main food source and is found in about Wikispecies has information related to Lycalopex fetulus.

To cite this page: Communication in hoary foxes is unknown, but is vteulus similar to other species of foxes. Conepatus Hog-nosed skunks Molina’s hog-nosed skunk C.

Lycalopex vetulus – Wikispecies

A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Hoary foxes are generalist predators. American black bear U.


Golden wet-zone palm civet P. The fur is short.

African wild dog L. Mammal Species of the World: Atilax Marsh mongoose A. Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C.

Hoary fox (Lycalopex vetulus) longevity, ageing, and life history

Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

Changes in agricultural practices may result in habitat loss. A closely relatd species, L. Close relatives of the hoary fox are fur-bearers, and pelts of this species are likely collected as well. Hoary foxes are hosts for many diseases, some of which can be transmitted to domestic dogs, and some to humans. Northern fur seal C. In birds, naked and helpless after hatching.

The mother undoubtedly provides her young with milk, grooming, and protection. The hoary fox Lycalopex vetulusalso called raposinha-do-campo Portuguese for “meadow fox”is a species of zorro or “false” fox endemic to Brazil.

Eisenberg lycqlopex Redford, Hoary foxes are nocturnal[5] and largely solitary outside of the breeding season. Australian sea lion N. Western mountain coati N. Masked palm civet P. Physical features of hoary foxes suggest adaptation to its habitat.


Weaning occurs around 4 months of age. Mediterranean monk seal M. African striped weasel P. Retrieved from ” https: Small family listed below. Eisenberg and Redford, ; McDonald, ; McGlynn and Postanowicz, ; Nowak, ; Rylands, Behavior in related species suggests that hoary foxes are territorial.

Their habitat extends across the more open terrain of east-central Brazil.

Lycalopex vetulus

They live near cerrado vegetation. The diet of L. 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.