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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Lycalopex gymnocercus

Northern elephant seal M. Medium-sized mammals such as Dolichotis salinicola Rodentia and Sylvilagus brasiliensis Lagomorpha appeared in only 1 scat sample.

Diet, habit use, and relative abundance of Pampa fox Pseudalopex gymnocercus in northern Patagonia, Argentina. Steller sea lion E. The distribution of the Pampas fox in Argentina ranges from the province of Formosa in the north to the province of Rio Negro in the south Redford and Eisenberg Fatty acids and carotenes in some ber Ziziphus jujuba Mill varieties.

Boccaceci, Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism male larger Range mass 4. The Pampas fox is a generalist feeder that can alter its diet to changes in food availability. Pampas foxes live about Frugivory and seed dispersal by the European badger in a Mediterranean habitat. Mean annual temperature is Galidia Ring-tailed mongoose G. Range number of offspring 1 to 5 Average number of offspring 2.

Based on the cumulative curves of food items rarefied curves for the wet and dry seasons, which reached an asymptotic at a sample size of about scats, we inferred that the sample size was sufficient to characterize the seasonal diet of Pampas foxes in this study. After a gestation period of 55 to 60 days, the mother gives birth to a litter of up to eight kits. Most of the fruit diet was contributed by 5 woody plant species. They also appear to play dead when approached by humans.


Pampas fox – Wikipedia

These foxes were previously recognized in the genera Pseudalopex and Dusicyon. Crocuta Spotted hyena C. Southern spotted skunk S. Family Canidae includes dogs.

Pampas foxes are more omnivorous than most other canids, and have a varied and opportunistic diet. Family Canidae includes dogs Atelocynus Short-eared dog A.

The decline in L. Prey types ingested by Pampas foxes in our study area are similar to what was found in other regions of the fox’s distribution, although several species identified here have not been previously reported as part of the diet of Pampas foxes Table 1. The young are born between September and December, and are weaned around two months of age.

In dune areas vegetation is also sparse and conditions are dry. These foxes are hunted and trapped for fur in several countries, lycalpoex Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina. In other words, Central and South America. By food item, we considered any taxon that could be identified in the scats. We defined frequency of occurrence as the total number of scats in which a given food item was found.

We gymnocercuz especially grateful to F. Meat from domestic animals young goats and cows was occasionally present in the scats. The regional differences observed in the diet of Pampas foxes possibly are a response to food availability.

European hares Lepus europaeusthe most commonly consumed prey in the Pampas Crespoalso are absent in our study area. Atilax Marsh mongoose A. Although our study does not provide data on this aspect, it is well known that availability of fleshy fruits is relatively higher in the Chaco woodland than in the grassland habitats, where most of the fruit-producing lycalopexx and shrubs are rare or absent.


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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.

Those scats that could not be accurately attributed to foxes were discarded. The seasonal diet of Pampas foxes Lycalopex gymnocercus was examined from scat samples collected during 1 year in the dry Lgcalopex woodland of Salta Province, northwestern Argentina.

Conservation implications of introduced game birds in high-elevation Hawaiian shrubland. In dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of pycalopex in the air and soil. Positive These foxes are hunted and trapped for fur in several countries, including Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

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California sea lion Z. Retrieved 11 May Viability of the critically endangered African wild ass Equus africanus population on Messir Plateau Eritrea. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Western mountain coati N. Our objectives lyccalopex to describe and quantify the seasonal composition of the diet of Pampas foxes, and to compare our results with those reported for other biomes in Argentina and Brazil.