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Description of a new species of weasel, and a new subspecies of the gray fox, from Arizona

Edgar Alexander Mearns

Description of a new species of weasel, and a new subspecies of the gray fox, from Arizona

by Edgar Alexander Mearns

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Published by American Museum of Natural History in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Weasels -- Arizona.,
  • Gray fox -- Arizona.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMearns on a new weasel and fox from Arizona
    Statementby Edgar A. Mearns.
    SeriesBulletin of the American Museum of Natural History -- v. 3, no. 2, article 17
    ContributionsAmerican Museum of Natural History.
    The Physical Object
    PaginationP. 234-238 ;
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20663930M

    Buy Notes on South American birds, with descriptions of new subspecies Volume Fieldiana Ornithological Series Vol. 1, No.9 on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. In the southern region of the United States, gray fox are the most important part of the diet of coyotes. Humans also kill many gray fox through hunting and trapping. Farmers also kill gray foxes that have threatened or eaten their livestock. To escape predators, gray foxes hide under cover like brush piles.

    the Act as an endangered subspecies in (41 FR , Ap ). In , the Service listed the entire gray wolf species in North America south of Canada as endangered, except in Minnesota where it was listed as threatened (43 FR , March 9, ). This listing at the species level subsumed the previous Mexican wolf. The Gray Wolf and the Endangered Species Act (ESA): A Brief Legal History Congressional Research Service 3 reintroduced to the Blue Range beginning in Lawsuits were filed challenging the reintroduction, but courts upheld the wolf Ex Pop program in each case Following the reintroduction of the Mexican gray wolf, gray wolf protection was as depicted inFile Size: 1MB.

      Where I live, it is nearly impossible to mistake a fox squirrel for a gray, because fox squirrels come in only the orange-tailed and agouti coloration. Gray squirrels are come in gray and black. The fact that the fox squirrels are so much larger means that it is so hard to mistake the two species.   Geographically, the red fox has the widest range of the more than animals in the order Carnivora. While its natural habitat is a mixed landscape of scrub and woodland, its flexible diet allows.


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Description of a new species of weasel, and a new subspecies of the gray fox, from Arizona by Edgar Alexander Mearns Download PDF EPUB FB2

Description of a new species of weasel, and a new subspecies of the gray fox, from Arizona. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 3, article Mearns, Edgar Alexander, ; Scott, William Earl Dodge, The gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), or grey fox, is an omnivorous mammal of the family Canidae, widespread throughout North America and Central species and its only congener, the diminutive island fox (Urocyon littoralis) of the California Channel Islands, are the only living members of the genus Urocyon, which is considered to be the most basal of the Class: Mammalia.

Origin. The gray fox appeared during the mid Pliocene epoch ago with the first fossil evidence found at the lower Ranch site, Graham County, Arizona with contemporary mammals like the giant sloth, the elephant-like Cuvieronius, the Large-headed llama, and the early small horses of Nannippus and Equus.

[7] Genetic analyses of the fox-like canids confirmed that the gray fox. Subspecies: Urocyon cinereoargenteus floridanus Rhoads, Subspecies: Urocyon cinereoargenteus fraterculus Elliot, Subspecies: Urocyon cinereoargenteus furvus G.

Allen and Barbour, Subspecies: Urocyon cinereoargenteus guatemalae Miller, Subspecies: Urocyon cinereoargenteus madrensis Burt and Hooper, SubspeciesBiological classification: Species. The kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) is a fox species of North range is primarily in the Southwestern United States and northern and central mammalogists classify it as conspecific with the swift fox, V.

velox, but molecular systematics imply that the two species are distinct. It has also been called an American Fennec fox due to its large : Mammalia. The Vulpes genus comprises twelve species, including the Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), which was previously considered the lone species of the Alopex foxes are typically characterized by pupils that retract into vertical slits when exposed to bright light.

Of the twelve species, the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) boasts of being the largest and most widely distributed. Twelve species belong to the monophyletic "true foxes" group of genus imately another 25 current or extinct species are always or sometimes called foxes; these foxes are either part of the paraphyletic group of the South American foxes, or of the outlying group, which consists of the bat-eared fox, gray fox, and island fox.

Foxes live on every continent except Class: Mammalia. Origin []. The gray fox appeared during the mid Pliocene epoch Template:Mya ago with the first fossil evidence found at the lower Ranch site, Graham County, Arizona with contemporary mammals like the giant sloth, the elephant-like Cuvieronius, the Large-headed llama, and the early small horses of Nannippus and Equus.

[7] Genetic analyses of the fox-like canids Class: Mammalia. Gray fox: The gray fox can be distinguished from the coyote by its smaller size — it weighs in at around 5 to 9 pounds.

The gray fox has a grayish coat with rufous-colored hairs on the ears, neck, legs, and underside. A black stripe runs along the top of its long, bushy, black-tipped tail. Gray foxes vocalize with hoarse, loud barks that are usually given when they are upset with intruders in their territories.

A gray fox averages 32 to 45 inches in length, including its tail, and weighs an average of 8 pounds. They are found throughout the eastern half of the United States, the Southwest, and north along the Pacific Coast to Oregon. A few weeks ago, we lost at least two canid species.

Analysis of whole genome sequences indicated that the red and Eastern wolves are recent hybrids between wolves andthis study also showed that the genetic variance between coyotes and wolves is equivalent to the variance between wolf populations, which actually calls into question whether coyotes are a.

Canidae is a family of mammals in the order Carnivora, which includes domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, dingoes, and many other extant and extinct dog-like mammals.

A member of this family is called a canid; all extant species are a part of a single subfamily, Caninae, and are called are found on all continents except Antarctica, having arrived. Gray Fox Information.

Gray Fox Description, distribution and habitat, behavior, reproduction, diet, subspecies, and parasites. Includes photos and range map.

(From Wikipedia) Gray Fox Range, habitat, reproduction, diet, and management. (From VT Fish & Wildlife) Gray Fox. Gray foxes use only small portions of this range each day. (3) This graph is an example of the decrease in the population growth in the Gray Fox species, There has been a constant decrease since Description of a new species of weasel, and a new subspecies of the gray fox from Arizona.

Bulletin of the American Museaum of the Natural History, ; Mustela frenata arizonensis in Mammal Species of the World.

Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference.

Third edition. From Wikipedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. colspan=2 style="text-align: center; background-color: Template:Taxobox/Error colour" | Long-tailed weasel Class: Mammalia.

Habitat: In eastern North America, the gray fox is most commonly lives where there are deciduous/southern pine forests interspersed with some old fields and woodlands. In western North America, it is commonly found in mixed agricultural/woodland landscapes, and shrub habitats.

The species occupies forested areas and thick brush habitats in Central America. A new subspecies of the least weasel, Mustela nivalis (Mammalia, Carnivora) was described from the central mountains of Taiwan. The external and. Species: Urocyon cinereoargenteus floridanus; Common Names: Gray Fox, Grey Fox (of the southeastern United States) Information There are 7 subspecies of Gray Fox north of Mexico: Urocyon cinereoargenteus borealis: New England and southern Ontario Urocyon cinereoargenteus californicus: from southwestern California to northern Baja California.

Interestingly, if a gray fox finds more food than it can eat, it will cache the extra to come back and feed later. They mark these caches as their own by urinating on them. Gray foxes also possess a musky odor, generated from a large musk gland under the tail that is often mistaken for a skunk.

Common gray fox range has expanded in the last 50 years to areas formerly unoccupied and areas where common gray fox had been extirpated including New England, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Ontario, Manitoba, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Utah.

Ranges of subspecies follow. U. c.Gray foxes primary predators include bobcats, golden eagles, great-horned owls and coyotes. In the southern region of Ontario and Manitoba, gray fox abundance is highly dependent on coyote abundance.

Other than death by natural causes, humans may be responsible for the greatest number of deaths and therefore may be their largest threat.It's closest relative is the gray fox, and it is % smaller than it's ancestor. Adult Island foxes are inches high at their shoulder, from nose to tail tip it's inches long.

It weighs lbs. Females are a little bit smaller than males. Their specific colors are from the gray fox.