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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They live near cerrado vegetation.

Retrieved 30 October Behavior Hoary foxes are usually timid, but will aggressively defend their young. Wikispecies has information vetklus to Lycalopex vetulus. African striped weasel P.

Eisenberg and Redford, Economic Importance for Humans: Lycalopex vetulus hoary fox Facebook. Walker’s Mammals of the World. Females usually give birth to two to four pups in August to September, after vetulua gestation period around 50 days.


African wild dog L. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. In addition, these animals are sometimes found in zoos.

Lycalopex vetulus

This terrestrial biome includes summits of high mountains, either without vegetation or covered by low, tundra-like vegetation. It should be noted, however, that these bats do not kill the animals upon which they feed, so it isn’t a predator in the traditional sense.

This species is monogamous, as are many fox species. A food niche separation mechanism between this species and other wild canids in that lycalpoex has probably caused the dietary shift in this species to termites, as well as their small muzzel and dentition. Eastern lowland olingo B.

The exterior of the legs is yellow, and there is a black spot above the tail gland. Ailurus Red panda A. 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.


Adult body weights range from 2. Atilax Marsh mongoose A. They normally use armadillo burrows for dens and are usually diurnal, but are often active at night and during lycaalopex. Hoary foxes are nocturnal[5] and largely solitary outside of the breeding season. Owston’s palm civet C. Angolan slender mongoose G. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pseudalopex vetulus Hoary fox.

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Lycalopex vetulus – Wikispecies

Small family listed below. Hoary foxes are omnivores, but they appear to be termite specialists. Parents often travel with their adult sized offspring, and conflict over territory lycaalopex between parent and offspring during the dry season.

Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C.

Civettictis African civet C.