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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Pseudalopex
Genus species:Pseudalopex gymnocercus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:62 cm
Weight:4.2-6.5 kg
Identification:The pampa gray fox is brindled gray with a paler underside.
Habitat:Pampas, hills, deserts
Diet:Omnivore: mostly rodents, rabbits and hares, birds
Reproduction:The pampa gray fox's breeding season falls from July to October. The gestation period is 55-60 days long with 3-5 kits being born each season. They can live to almost 14 years of age.
This species forms monogamous pairs.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Pampa gray foxes are heavily hunted for their fur in some areas of South America. In others, they are protected by governmental regulations.

Other Information

Geographic:Southeastern South America Date:1976-01 Subjects:dog
canine
Pampa gray fox
Azara's zorro
Foxes
Canidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals