Pseudalopex

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Pseudalopex
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Pseudalopex

Burmeister, 1856

Species

Pseudalopex culpaeus
Pseudalopex fulvipes
Pseudalopex griseus
Pseudalopex gymnocercus
Pseudalopex sechurae
Pseudalopex vetulus

Pseudalopex is the genus name for South American members of the Canidae family. It literally means 'false fox', from the Greek Pseudo and Greek lopex. The common name for the genus is zorro, from the Spanish word for fox. The most numerous species of this genus is probably Pseudalopex griseus, the grey zorro with large ears and highly marketable, russet-fringed pelt.

Species currently included in this genus include:

Culpeo, Pseudalopex culpaeus
Darwin's Fox, Pseudalopex fulvipes
Grey zorro, Pseudalopex griseus
Pampas fox, Pseudalopex gymnocercus
Sechura fox, Pseudalopex sechurae
Hoary fox, Pseudalopex vetulus, sometimes classified as Lycalopex vetulus


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