Blanford's fox

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Blanford's fox[1]
Blandford's fox 1.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Vulpes
V. cana
Binomial name
Vulpes cana
(Blanford, 1877)
Vulpes cana (distribution).svg
Range of Blanford's fox
  • Vulpes nigricans Shitkow, 1907[3]

Blanford's fox (Vulpes cana), is a small fox. It is found in steppes and mountains of Afghanistan, Egypt (Sinaï), Turkestan,[4] northeast Iran, SW Pakistan, the West Bank and Israel.[5] Blanford's fox has large ears. Its tail is almost equal in length to its body. Its coat is light tan.

References[change | change source]

  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. Geffen, E.; Hefner, R. & Wright, P. (2008). "Vulpes cana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  3. Don E. Wilson; DeeAnn M. Reeder (16 November 2005). Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Vol. 1. Smithsonian. p. 583. ISBN 978-1-56098-217-3.
  4. "Blanford's fox Distribution". Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-09-16. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  5. "GBIF sighting records". Archived from the original on 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2015-02-01.