Is a fox a mixture of dog and cat species?


No, foxes have their own classification separate from dogs or cats. Most fox species belong to the red fox group, genus Vulpes.

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Canis vulpes Linnaeus, 1758


Fauna of Europe is all the animals living in Europe and its surrounding seas and islands. Since there is no natural biogeographic boundary in the east and south between Europe and Asia, the term "fauna of Europe" is somewhat elusive. Europe is the western part of the Palearctic ecozone (which in turn is part of the Holarctic). Lying within the temperate region, (north of the equator) the wildlife is not as rich as in warmer regions, but nevertheless diverse due to the variety of habitats and the faunal richness of the Eurasia as a whole.

Before the arrival of humans European fauna was more diverse and widespread than today. The European megafauna of today is much reduced from its former splendour. The Holocene extinction drastically reduced numbers and distribution of megafauna. Many of these species still exist in smaller number, while others thrive in developed continent free from natural predators. Many other species went extinct all together.


V. v. pennsylvanicus Rhoads, 1894

The American Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes fulvus) or Eastern American Red Fox is a subspecies of the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), which inhabits North America. The American Red Fox differs from European forms by the greater breadth of its feet, its longer fur, noticeably shorter nose and ears, and its finer brush. According to hunters' accounts, they have lesser vigor and endurance in the chase compared to the European variant. At one time, the American red fox was considered to be its own distinct species, Vulpes fulvus.

Blanford's fox (Vulpes cana), is a small fox found in certain regions of the Middle East.

It is also known as the Afghan fox, royal fox, dog fox, hoary fox, steppe fox, black fox, king fox, cliff fox or Baluchistan fox. This can be confusing because other species are known as the corsac fox (Vulpes corsac) and the hoary fox (Lycalopex vetulus).

Foxes Zoology Vulpes

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