Vulpes vulpes Linnaeus 1758 (red fox)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Canis vulpes

Synonyms: Canis vulpes montana Pearson 1835, Vulpes fulva Desmarest 1829, Vulpes palmaria Hay 1917

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Vulpes according to O. Thomas 1911

See also Duerst 1908, Hall 1981, Hay 1917, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Linnaeus 1758 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: Vulpes alopecoides, Vulpes alopex, Vulpes cascadensis, Vulpes chama, Vulpes corsac, Vulpes kernensis, Vulpes mathisoni, Vulpes praecorsac, Vulpes rueppellii, Vulpes stenognathus, Vulpes velox, Vulpes vulgaris

Subtaxa: Vulpes vulpes macroura

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Quaternary of Canada (3: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), China (1), France (5), Germany (3), Greece (8), Hungary (4), Israel (1), Italy (9), Japan (2), Libya (1), Morocco (3), the Russian Federation (3), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (17: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Pliocene of Hungary (1)

Total: 68 collections each including a single occurrence

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