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Vulpes (foxes)


Wikipedia Abstract

Vulpes is a genus of the Canidae. The members of this genus are colloquially referred to as true foxes, meaning they form a proper clade. The word "fox" occurs on the common names of species. True foxes are distinguished from members of the genus Canis such as dogs, wolves, coyotes, and jackals by their smaller size (5-11 kg) and flatter skulls. They have black, triangular markings between their eyes and nose, and the tips of their tails are often a different color from the rest of their pelts. The typical lifespan for this genus is between two and four years, but can reach up to a decade.
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Vulpes bengalensis (Bengal Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes cana (Blanford's Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes cascadensis
Vulpes chama (Cape Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes corsac (Corsac Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes deletrix
Vulpes ferrilata (Tibetan Sand Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes hoole
Vulpes japonica
Vulpes kernensis
Vulpes lagopus (Arctic Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes lineiventer
Vulpes macrotis (Kit Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes minimus
Vulpes pallida (Pale Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes praeglacialis
Vulpes rueppellii (Rüppell's Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes ruppelli
Vulpes stenognathus
Vulpes velox (Swift Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes vulgaris
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) (Attributes)
Vulpes waddelli
Vulpes zerda (Fennec Fox) (Attributes)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0