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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Wilson and Reeder, Although a wide variety of fruit species were available, the Pampas fox appears to be highly selective. Malabar large-spotted civet V.

Fruits and other vegetable matter, like sugar cane stalks, are sometimes consumed. Birds and reptiles lizards and nonvenomous snakes accounted for small part of the overall volume 1.

The most striking difference between our results and those of previous studies is the considerably higher proportion of fleshy fruits taken by hymnocercus from the Chaco, which contrasts with the prevalence of animal matter in the diet of Pampas foxes from other regions. Mating System monogamous Pampas foxes are usually solitary, but are seen in pairs during the mating season.

Young are born almost black but gradually lighten as they grow.

Meat from domestic animals young goats and cows was occasionally present in the scats. Quaternary evolution and biogeography of the large South American Canidae. Chemical studies of fruits of congeneric species, such as Z. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. The seasonal lycalopez of Pampas foxes Lycalopex gymnocercus was examined from scat samples collected during 1 year in the dry Chaco woodland of Salta Province, northwestern Argentina.


We defined frequency of occurrence as the total number lyycalopex scats in which a given food item was found. Conservation implications of introduced game birds in high-elevation Hawaiian shrubland. The area around the biological station 10, ha is fenced and has been protected from grazing by domestic herbivores for the last 30 years.

Pampas fox

Grambo, ; Grambo, Sulawesi palm civet M. Negative Sometimes these foxes kill young sheep or take domestic poultry. Comparative feeding habits of red foxes Vulpes vulpes and gray foxes Urocyon einereoargenteus in Maryland. Reproduction This species is monogamous.

According to the energy optimization model MacArthur and Piankageneralist species increase their feeding efficiency by shifting to other food resources when fleshy fruits become scarce. Bassaricyon Olingos Eastern lowland olingo B. Brooks, Habitat Regions temperate tropical Terrestrial Biomes desert or dune forest Physical Description Lycalopex gymnocercus is a medium-sized fox which has a brindled grey back with paler grey underparts.

Pampas fox – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: Pampas foxes are more omnivorous than most other canids, and have a varied and opportunistic diet. Diet composition of the Pampas fox Lycalopex gymnocercus; scat analysis in the Chaco dry woodland of Salta, northwestern Argentina, sampled during the wet and dry seasons of In dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of salt in the air and soil.

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Food habits and habitat selection of suburban badgers Meles meles in Japan. Fruits of some very abundant species e. Young stay at the den for the first three months, after which they hunt with parents.

Lycalopex gymnocercus pampas fox Facebook. South American fur seal A. Breeding season Mating occurs between July and October. Gymnkcercus foxes are hunted and trapped for fur in several countries, including Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina.

Lycalopex gymnocercus – Wikispecies

Crocuta Spotted hyena C. Grambo, ; Nowak, Fruits and seeds were identified by comparison with a reference collection from the study area. They also appear to play dead when approached by humans. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. This species is monogamous. 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.

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