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Lycalopex gymnocercus (Fischer, ) is a canid commonly called the Pampas fox. A sexually dimorphic fox-like carnivore of medium size. Abstract. The seasonal diet of Pampas foxes (Lycalopex gymnocercus) was examined from scat samples collected during 1 year in the dry Chaco woodland. Descriptions and articles about the Azara’s Fox, scientifically known as Lycalopex gymnocercus in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Distribution;.

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Seasonal composition of major food items in the diet of Pampas foxes Lycalopex gymnocercus in the Chaco dry woodland of Salta, Argentina. Central African oyan P. Food habits of Louisiana black bears Ursus americanus luteolus in two subpopulations of the Tensas River basin.

Trophic niche breadth and trophic diversity between seasons were calculated using the standardized Levin index B std — Krebs and the Shannon—Wiener index Krebsrespectively, based on frequency of occurrence of a single food item.

Fleshy fruits comprised more than two-thirds of the diet of Pampas foxes in the Chaco dry woodland of Salta, as compared with only one-fourth of the diet in the grasslands of La Pampa Province Crespo Percent frequency is the percentage of the total scats in which each food item was found.

False-positive occupancy models produce less-biased occupancy estimates for a rare and elusive bat species. At this time, the pups begin to hunt with their parents. It can reasonably be inferred from this that fox predation plays an important role in regulating the populations of prey animals.

Although primarily nocturnal, they may be active during day in areas with low human populations. Gil from Campo Grande for their friendship gmynocercus hospitality, which made our stay in the study area comfortable and pleasant. Ailurus Red panda A. Moreover, rodents are relatively scarce in the Chaco Chani et al.

Lycalopex gymnocercus

Wikispecies has information related to Pseudalopex. Accessed December 31, at https: They prefer plains and fields kycalopex tall grass, sierras, and small narrow wood areas along streams and occasionally forest areas.


In the northern part of its range, the pampas fox is more richly colored than in the southern part. It has been well documented that the diet of canids responds to shifts ,ycalopex seasonal availability of food Castillo ; Elmhagen et al.

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Lycalopex gymnocercus – Wikispecies

Pampas foxes are usually solitary, but are seen in pairs during the mating season. The partial components of chi-square showed gymnocetcus the differences occurred mainly due to the unequal frequency of fruits of A.

Citing articles via Web of Science Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

Fleshy fruits were slightly more diverse in the diet during the wet season, when more plant species have ripe fruits. Breeding season Mating occurs between July and Gymnocercis.

Sugars, organic acids and phenolic compounds of Ziziphus mauritiana fruit. Individual scats were weighed, manually crumbled, and then strained through a 0.

Comparative ecology of Darwin’s fox Pseudalopex fulviceps in mainland and island settings of southern Chile.

Pampas fox – Wikipedia

After a gestation period of 55 to 60 days, the mother gives birth to a litter of up to eight kits. Wilson and Reeder, Pups hunt with parents when they are 3 months old. Its short, dense fur is grey over most of the body, with a black line running down the back and onto the tail, and pale, almost white, underparts.

Arthropods particularly beetles and scorpions and small mammals mainly rodents and marmosets were the most frequently consumed animal prey. We are especially grateful to F. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Lycalopex gymnocercuspampas foxes, are found in Paraguay, Uruguay, southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and north of Rio Negro in Argentina.

California sea lion Z. The high rate of fruit consumption by Pampas foxes in the Chaco dry woodland is comparable to few examples recorded in the canid literature Geffen et al. For some categories, this taxon was the species, but higher taxonomic levels genus or order were used for others. In birds, naked and helpless after hatching.


Galidia Ring-tailed mongoose G. However, its diet in the Chaco, which is dominated by fruit, differs from its diet in Pampas grassland habitat, where it consumes mostly meat. Pampas foxes are protected in Paraguay and Uruguay, but controlled hunting continues in these two countries.

Lycalopex gymnocercus is a medium-sized fox which has a brindled grey back with paler grey underparts. Niche overlap and resource partitioning between two sympatric fox species in southern Brazil. Ethiopian dwarf mongoose H. We cannot determine whether the observed differences resulted from differences in seed availability between sites or, alternatively, the new diet items did not occur in grassland sites where the diet of Pampas foxes has been reported.

Because these foxes keep agricultural pest populations in check, they have a positive impact on agriculture. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. If they are startled, these foxes will throw themselves to the ground, rigid, with their eyes closed, and remain in this position until the perceived threat passes. The male will provide food for the altricial pups and females at the den. Scats were identified by size or diameter, shape, texture, characteristic odor, deposition place, presence of hairs ingested while grooming, and tracks close to the fecal samples.

Females reach sexual maturity in their first year, and animals have lived for up to 14 years in captivity. Usually, foxes are considered generalist omnivores that feed opportunistically on a wide variety of foods Sillero-Zubiri et al.