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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Archived from the original on Like other species in the genus, the long, bushy tail of L. Northern elephant seal M. 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. Small-scale spatial variability in the diet of Pampa foxes Pseudalopex gymnocercus and human-induced changes in prey base. Individual scats were weighed, manually crumbled, and then strained through a 0.

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Grambo, ; Grambo, The seasonal diet of Pampas foxes Lycalopex gymnocercus was examined from scat samples collected during 1 year in the dry Chaco woodland of Salta Province, northwestern Argentina.

Mating System monogamous Pampas foxes are usually solitary, but are seen in pairs during the mating season. View large Download lcyalopex.

Central African oyan P. The species is very abundant in areas close to human ylcalopex, to the point of being considered a threat to domestic animals. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Fruits of some very abundant species e.


Lycalopex gymnocercus – Wikispecies

Brasca checked the English language. 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.

Their primary prey consists of birdsrodentsharesfruitcarrionand insectsalthough they also eat lizardsarmadillossnails and other invertebrates, lambsand the eggs of ground-nesting birds. We took special care not to collect more than 1 scat from the same gymnocwrcus, which could have been from the same individual.

Diet of the maned wolf, Chrysocyon brachyurus, in central Brazil. Pampas foxes breed in the lucalopex spring, with the female coming into heat just once each year. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. The reliability of fecal analysis as a method for determining the diet of insectivorous mammals.

Food availability in the Chaco is likely to differ from that in the Pampas grasslands because the preferred lycaloppex prey species in the Pampas, such as the European hare, do not occur in the Chaco, and small rodents are usually less abundant, particularly in overgrazed areas Bucher Near human dwellings they are said to take domestic poultry. The male pampas fox brings food to the female and her pups, who stay within the den until the pups lyclopex about three months old.


It can reasonably be inferred from this that fox predation plays an important role in regulating the populations of prey animals. After a gestation period of 55 to 60 days, the mother gives birth to a litter of up to eight kits.

The diet was predominantly composed of gymjocercus fruits including seedsfollowed by arthropods and vertebrates Fig. Comparative ecology of Darwin’s fox Pseudalopex fulviceps in mainland and island settings of southern Chile. Some mechanisms producing structure in natural communities, a model and evidence from field experiments.

In Brazil, where the species enjoys complete protection, there is no market for fur. Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C.

Lycalopex gymnocercus

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 animals weigh between 4. Niche overlap and resource partitioning between two sympatric fox species in southern Brazil.

We cannot determine whether the observed differences resulted from differences in seed availability between sites or, alternatively, the new diet items did not occur gymnocerucs grassland sites where the diet of Pampas foxes has been reported.