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

The climate is subtropical semiarid, markedly seasonal, with a distinct warm and wet season in midspring—summer October—March and a dry, cool season in autumn—winter April—September. The muzzle is black as far as the corners of the mouth, a feature that distinguishes them from the similar culpeo fox Lycalopex culpaeus. Crocuta Spotted hyena C.

In the northern part of its range, the pampas fox is more richly colored than gymnlcercus the southern part. The males bring food to their females, which stay at the den with kits. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: In dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of salt in the air and soil.

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In the Lycalopexx areas of its habitat, the pampas fox is known by the common names of zorro de las pampas or zorro gris pampeano. The most frequently found mammals were small rodents 6. Predation in vertebrates communities: Fossils of this species are known from the late Pliocene to early Pleistocene of Argentina.

African clawless otter A. A small 4- to 6-kgsolitary, and mainly nocturnal species, it is relatively abundant in grasslands and open woodlands throughout Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina, particularly in the Chaco, Monte, and Pampas ecoregions Redford and Eisenberg At this time, the pups begin to hunt with their parents.


The combination of reduced availability of mammals and abundance of fruit and seeds in scats provided the stimuli for the present study. Lycalopex gymnocercus is a medium-sized fox which has a brindled grey back with paler grey underparts. Owston’s palm civet C. Food habits and habitat selection of suburban badgers Meles meles in Japan. Glossary Neotropical living in gymnocrcus southern part of the New World. Fleshy fruits were slightly more diverse in the diet during the wet season, when more plant species have ripe fruits.

African striped weasel P. 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.

Software and user’s guide. The male will provide food for the altricial pups and females at the den.

The young are born between September and December, and are weaned around two months of age. Information on predation is not available. The pampas fox can be found in northern and central ArgentinaUruguayeastern BoliviaParaguayand southern Brazil.

Pampas fox

Pups hunt with parents when they are 3 months old. Retrieved from ” https: Eastern lowland olingo B. Relative volume is the percentage of the total volume in which each food item occurred Korschgen From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mating System monogamous Pampas foxes are usually solitary, but are seen in pairs during the mating season. This is a noninvasive and relatively reliable method, and commonly used in studies of carnivore diets Corbett ; Putman ; Reynolds and Aebischer They are mainly nocturnalbecoming active at dusk, although may also be active during the day.


Seasonal composition of major food items in the diet of Pampas foxes Lycalopex gymnocercus in the Chaco dry woodland of Salta, Argentina.

This may be an antipredator behavior in which the fox tries to avoid being eaten by pretending not to be there at all. 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. African palm civet N.

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Humans frequently hunt these foxes, thinking that they destroy livestock. Small Indian civet V. In other words, Central and South America. The pampas fox resembles the culpeo or Andean fox in appearance and size, but has a proportionately wider snout, reddish fur on the head and neck, and a black mark on the muzzle. These foxes were previously recognized in gmynocercus genera Pseudalopex and Dusicyon.

Although ghmnocercus wide variety of fruit species were available, the Pampas fox appears to be highly selective.

The decline in L. View large Download slide. Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C. Archived from the original on Pampas foxes are protected in Gymnocsrcus and Uruguay, but controlled hunting continues in these two countries.

It is likely that Pampas foxes occasionally scavenge on carrion Crespobecause it is unlikely that Pampas foxes would be able to kill a goat or sheep.