Lycalopex culpaeus (Molina, ). original combination: Canis culpaeus. Type locality: “Chili” restricted by Cabrera () to “the Santiago. AnAge entry for Lycalopex culpaeus Species: Lycalopex culpaeus; Common name: Culpeo; Synonyms: Pseudalopex culpaeus, Canis culpaeus. Looking for Culpeo photos? View all of Arkive’s Culpeo photos – Pseudalopex culpaeus.

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The area around the tail is usually darker, sometimes dark grey. Pumas Puma concolor lycwlopex prey on them occasionally, but this is not an important cause of mortality.

Lycalopex culpaeus

Head plus body length ranges from to mm and tail length from to mm. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. My line in the sand This is the last column of the year. Culpeo Pseudalopex culpaeus ” PDF. The older I get, the more I seem to attract the dislike of some people who do not even know me.

Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. In limited studies, the larger culpeo appears to dominate potential competitors, including South American gray foxesGeoffroy’s catspampas catsgrisons and various raptorial birds.


In southern Chile, the average annual home range was 9. Atilax Marsh mongoose A.

Western mountain coati N. Crocuta Spotted hyena C. American black bear U. Culpeos serve important ecological roles. Novaro, Communication Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Other Communication Modes scent marks Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Food Habits Culpeos are omnivores and dietary generalists.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Also, culpeos eat carrion, which provides an important service to the ecosystem that could be seen as a benefit to humans. The species is generally solitary, but it has been reported that both parents might play a role in the care of offspring.

Found in coastal areas between 30 and 40 degrees latitude, in areas with a Mediterranean climate. In some regions it has become rare, but overall the species is not threatened with extinction. The culpeo fox is an opportunistic predator that will take any variety of prey. Lycalopex culpaeus is a solitary species outside of the breeding season, when mated pairs and their young associate.

Breeding season Mating occurs from early August to October. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy. The bushy tail has a black tip. Culpeos are cursorial and terrestrial.


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In its cculpaeus it bears many similarities to the widely recognized red fox.

Culpeo (Lycalopex culpaeus) longevity, ageing, and life history

Small family listed below. Prey range from wild ungulates, hares, sheep, and small mammals lyclaopex insects, birds, and lizards. Conepatus Hog-nosed skunks Molina’s hog-nosed skunk C. Owston’s palm civet C.

Golden wet-zone palm civet P. The chin and belly are white to culpzeus tawny. To cite this page: Jimenez and Novaro, ; Novaro, ; Salvatori, et al. It has grey and reddish fur, a white chin, reddish legs, and a stripe on its back that may be barely visible. In other words, Central and South America. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes.