Zorro de Chiloé

Chiloé Fox, Guia de Fauna. RutaChile.   -
Chiloé Fox, Guia de Fauna. RutaChile.   -
Chiloé Fox, Guia de Fauna. RutaChile.   -
Chiloé Fox, Guia de Fauna. RutaChile.   -

Chiloé Fox, Guia de Fauna. RutaChile

Familia: Canidae
Genero: Lycalopex
Nombre Cientifico: fulvipes

It is a small, between 2.5 and 4 kg and 25 cm animal. Her body is dark gray and black, with reddish spots near the ears and on their legs. Their behavior is little known, but is known to prefer vegetated areas before the open areas, which is a feature that distinguishes it from other species of the genus.

Inhabits temperate forests of southern Chile in two separated by more than 500 km away subpopulations. The southernmost is the largest, with about 90 of the total, is in the western part of Isla Grande de Chiloé. The north is the smallest, is situated in a small area of ??the Cordillera de Nahuelbuta Nahuelbuta within the National Park and its environs.

By using camera traps, scientists from the Catholic University, University of Minnesota and University Andres Bello discovered a Darwin fox population in the Coastal Larch National Park Coastal Reserve and Oncol Park Valdivia, Region de Los Rios . "This finding is important for our Valdivian Coastal Reserve, it gives us more evidence and arguments on the importance to continue to retain this protected area that houses all important species for our country," said Maryann Ramirez, manager of Conservation The Nature Conservancy, NGO by Valdivian Coastal Reserve. In turn, Eduardo Silva, Academic Department of Ecology and Biodiversity of the University Andres Bello, said that "this finding was expected for some time. While there were many reasons to suspect the presence Darwin fox on these sites, to date this had not been demonstrated, despite having carried out a fairly intensive work in this area ".

Countries where lives Zorro de Chiloé


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