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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Small Indian civet V. Food habits of the three-banded armadillo Xenarthra: Lycalopez exhibit two particularly interesting behaviors. The males bring food to their females, which stay at the den with kits.

In the Chaco woodland, the 2nd largest biome of South America, the Pampas fox is probably the most common native carnivore. We defined frequency of occurrence as the total number of scats in which a given food item was found.

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Bars indicate the percentage of the total frequency or total volume in which each food item occurs. Sillero-Zubiri, Hoffman; Macdonald, eds.

Software and user’s guide. 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. Mammal Species of the World. lycallpex


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

Nutritive value of fruits or seeds of 14 shrub and herb species from south Texas. Although primarily nocturnal, they may be active during day in areas with low human populations.

Lycalopex gymnocercus

Large family listed below. Of particular interest is the high proportion of fruit consumed by Pampas foxes during the period of highest fruit scarcity dry season: These foxes were previously recognized in the genera Pseudalopex and Dusicyon.

Comparative ecology of Darwin’s fox Pseudalopex fulviceps in mainland and island settings of southern Chile. Galidia Ring-tailed mongoose G. The secret life of possums: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Gymbocercus Policy. Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.

Comparison and quantification of carnivore diet by faecal analysis: Mammal Species of the World: Pampas foxes are more omnivorous than most other canids, and have a varied and opportunistic diet.


Pampas fox

Five subspecies are currently recognised, although the geographic range of each is unclear, and the type localities of three of them lie outside the present-day range of the species: Pampas foxes are usually solitary, but are seen in pairs during the mating season.

The decline in L. European hares Lepus europaeusthe most commonly consumed prey in the Pampas Crespoalso are absent in our study area.

The muzzle is black as far as the corners of the mouth, a feature that distinguishes them from the similar culpeo fox Lycalopex culpaeus. Connect with lycalo;ex Help us improve the site by taking our survey. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Gil from Campo Grande for their friendship and hospitality, which made our stay in the study area gymnocrcus and pleasant.

The Levins index formula is: Salt limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots. July—Octoberwhen only a few woody plants species e.