Vulpes

Taxobox
name = "Vulpes"MSW3 Wozencraft | id = 14000865]



image_width = 250px
image_caption = Red Fox ("Vulpes vulpes")
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Carnivora
familia = Canidae
subfamilia = Caninae
genus = "Vulpes"
genus_authority = Frisch, 1775
type_species = "Canis vulpes"
type_species_authority = Linnaeus, 1758
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision =
*"Vulpes lagopus"
*"Vulpes macrotis"
*"Vulpes pallida"
*"Vulpes bengalensis"
*"Vulpes cana"
*"Vulpes chama"
*"Vulpes corsac"
*"Vulpes ferrilata"
*"Vulpes rueppellii"
*"Vulpes velox"
*"Vulpes vulpes"
*"Vulpes zerda"

"Vulpes" is a genus of the Canidae family. It includes the true foxes, although there are species in other genera whose common names include the word "fox".

True foxes are distinguished from members of the "Canis" genus, such as wolves, coyotes, and jackals, by their smaller size and flatter skulls. They have black triangular markings between the eyes and nose, and the tip of the tail is often a different colour from the rest of the pelt. [cite book |last=Macdonald |first=David |year=1984 |title= The Encyclopedia of Mammals|publisher= Facts on File|location=New York|pages= 31|isbn= 0-87196-871-1]

Species

*Arctic Fox, "Vulpes lagopus"
*Kit Fox, "Vulpes macrotis"
*Pale Fox, "Vulpes pallida"
*Bengal Fox, "Vulpes bengalensis"
*Blanford's Fox, "Vulpes cana"
*Cape Fox, "Vulpes chama"
*Corsac Fox, "Vulpes corsac"
*Tibetan Sand Fox, "Vulpes ferrilata"
*Rüppell's Fox, "Vulpes rueppellii"
*Swift Fox, "Vulpes velox"
*Red Fox, "Vulpes vulpes"
*Fennec Fox, "Vulpes zerda"

Fossil species

* "Vulpes riffautae" - Late Miocene

References


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