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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Prionodon Banded linsang P. The diet was predominantly composed of fleshy fruits including seedsfollowed by arthropods and vertebrates Fig. The pampas foxes mostly live a solitary life, but come together as monogamous pairs in the breeding season to raise their young.

The pampas fox can lycalo;ex found in northern and central ArgentinaUruguayeastern BoliviaParaguayand southern Brazil.

African wild dog L. They prefer plains and fields with tall grass, sierras, and small narrow wood areas along streams and occasionally forest areas. Neither amphibians nor fishes were present.

False-positive occupancy models produce less-biased occupancy estimates for a rare and elusive bat species. Sulawesi palm civet M. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. To minimize over-estimation of food items that contained a high proportion of nondigestible material e.

Lgcalopex from domestic animals young goats and cows was occasionally present in the scats. Mating System monogamous Pampas foxes are usually solitary, but are seen in pairs during the mating season. The ability of Pampas foxes to survive on gynmocercus low-meat diet in the Chaco is comparable to the differences in diet of Darwin’s fox Lycalopex fulvipes between the Island of Chiloe and continental areas of Chile Jimenez et al.

In the northern part of its range, the pampas fox is more richly colored than in the southern part. The ears are triangular, broad, and relatively large, and are reddish on the outer surface and white on the inner surface. The young are born between September and December, and are weaned around two months of age.


Relative volume is the percentage of the total volume in which each food item occurred Korschgen Diversity of prey in the diet was highest in the wet season.

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Angolan slender mongoose G. Accessed October 20, at http: The secret life of possums: For some categories, this taxon was the species, but higher taxonomic levels genus or order were used for others.

Moreover, rodents are relatively scarce in the Chaco Chani et al. Positive These foxes are hunted and trapped for fur in several countries, including Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina. Brasca checked the English language. In Brazil, where the species enjoys complete protection, there is no market for fur. Tome provided substantial assistance in the identification of animal specimens.

Small family listed below. Reproduction This species is monogamous. All scat fragments within 0.

Lycalopex gymnocercus

Walker’s Mammals of the World, Sixth edition. Close mobile search navigation Gymnocrrcus navigation. The regional differences observed in the diet of Pampas foxes possibly are a response to food availability.

ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. It has been well documented that the diet of canids responds to shifts in seasonal availability of food Castillo ; Elmhagen et al.

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 Conservation implications of introduced game birds in high-elevation Hawaiian shrubland. Remains of domestic mammals goats and cows were occasionally present in the scats 0. 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.


Although our study does not provide data on this aspect, it is well known that availability of fleshy fruits gymnocervus relatively higher in the Chaco woodland than in the grassland habitats, where most of the fruit-producing trees and shrubs are rare or absent.

This species is monogamous.

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Our results show that the proportion of fruit in the diet of Pampas foxes remained relatively constant throughout the seasons, despite changes in the proportions of fruit species. Assessing space use in meadow voles: Help us improve the site by taking our survey. We took special care not gymnocervus collect more than 1 scat from the same place, which could have been from the same individual. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with Spanish-language gmynocercus links Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from December Views Read Edit View history.

Small Indian civet V. Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C. Humans frequently hunt these foxes, thinking that they destroy livestock. Lycalopex gymnocercus Fischer Wikispecies has information related to Pseudalopex.

Email alerts New issue alert. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 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.