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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However, examination of our data also shows the high dominance of fruit especially of Z. Canids wolves, coyotes, and foxes are a conspicuous component of mammalian communities in South America, gymnocercue are usually the dominant group in the carnivore guild Medel and Jaksic It can reasonably be inferred from this that fox predation plays an important role in regulating the populations of prey animals.

Pampas fox – Wikipedia

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 We took special care not to collect more than 1 scat from the same gymnoocercus, which could have been from the same individual. Mistol Ziziphus mistolRhamnaceaewas the most important fruit resource throughout the year. 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.


This species is monogamous. African clawless otter A.

Negative Sometimes these foxes kill young sheep or take domestic poultry. Preference for fruits of Z. Accessed October 20, at http: Comparative ecology of Darwin’s fox Pseudalopex fulviceps in mainland and island settings of southern Chile.

Moreover, rodents are relatively scarce in the Chaco Chani et al. Pups hunt with parents when they are 3 months old.

Arctonyx Hog badger A. The males bring food to their females, which stay at the den with kits. Family Canidae includes dogs.

In gynmocercus words, Central and South America. Boccaceci, Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism male larger Range mass 4. Vegetation is the typical semiarid woodland of the Western Chaco Cabrera Scats were air dried until constant weight and then analyzed in the laboratory following a standardized procedure Korschgen Central African oyan P.

The Levins index formula is: The fruits of C. California sea lion Z.

Pampas fox

Their primary prey consists of birdsrodentsharesfruitcarrionand insectsalthough they also eat lizardsarmadillossnails and other invertebrates, lambsand the eggs of ground-nesting birds. Females reach sexual maturity in their first year, and animals lyxalopex lived for up to 14 years in captivity.


Grambo, Average lifespan Status: They are known to collect objects which apprear mostly useless to them, gymnoocercus as bits of cloth and leather, which are often found in their dens. International Union for Conservation of Nature. The tail length for Pampas Foxes averages about 34 cm. Northern fur seal C.

Lycalopex gymnocercus – Wikispecies

Oycalopex pampas foxes mostly live a solitary life, but come together as monogamous pairs in the breeding season to raise their young. Hose’s palm civet D. It is not known whether these foxes retain the same mate in subsequent breeding seasons, as they are solitary outside of the breeding season. 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.

Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Some mechanisms producing structure in natural communities, a model and evidence from field experiments. These foxes are known to eat frogs and lizards.

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