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Crab-eating fox

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Crab-eating fox[1]
Cerdocyon thous from Colombia
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Tribe: Canini
Genus: Cerdocyon
C. E. H. Smith, 1839
C. thous
Binomial name
Cerdocyon thous
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Crab-eating fox range

Canis thous Linnaeus, 1766

The crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) is an type of canid. It is also known as the forest fox, wood fox, bushdog or maikong, It only lives in the central part of South America.[3][4]

Distribution[change | change source]

The crab-eating fox lives in different habitats such as savannas, woodlands, subtropical forests, prickly, shrubby thickets; and tropical savannas. It lives in Colombia and southern Venezuela, Uruguay and northern Argentina at the southernmost reaches of its range.

Its habitat also includes wooded riverbanks such as riparian forest. They live in every habitat in South America except rainforests, high mountains, and open grassy savannas.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wozencraft, W.C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 578. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. Courtenay, O. & Maffei, L. (2008). "Cerdocyon thous". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
  3. Courtenay, O. & Maffei, L. (2008). "Cerdocyon thous".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. Wozencraft, C. W. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0.
  5. Nowak, Ronald M. (2005). "Walker's Carnivores of the World".