Lycalopex gymnocercus (Fischer, ) is a canid commonly called the Pampas fox. A sexually dimorphic fox-like carnivore of medium size. Abstract. The seasonal diet of Pampas foxes (Lycalopex gymnocercus) was examined from scat samples collected during 1 year in the dry Chaco woodland. Descriptions and articles about the Azara’s Fox, scientifically known as Lycalopex gymnocercus in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Distribution;.

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Pampas fox

Lycalopex gymnocercus is omnivorous, but primarily eats meat. Their primary prey consists of birdsrodentsharesfruitcarrionand insectsalthough they also eat lizardsarmadillossnails and other invertebrates, lambsand the eggs of ground-nesting birds.

Preference for fruits of Z. The most frequently found mammals were gymnocercux rodents 6.

Lycalopex gymnocercus – Wikispecies

Lycalopex gymnocercus Fischer Those scats that could not be accurately attributed to foxes were discarded. Gil from Campo Grande for their friendship and hospitality, which made our stay in the study area comfortable and pleasant.

European hares Lepus europaeusthe most commonly consumed prey in the Pampas Crespoalso are absent in our study area.

A comparative analysis of resource use along geographic gradients by a given species is therefore a useful tool for understanding its degree of trophic specialization, information that in turn may be useful in designing conservation strategies or improving the efficacy of management efforts Benson and Chamberlain ; Cole et al. Food habits and habitat selection of suburban badgers Meles meles in Japan. Citing articles via Web of Science The fruit diet comprised 13 species of fleshy-fruited plants.


Pampas foxes are more omnivorous than most other canids, and have a varied and opportunistic diet. However, examination of our data also shows the high dominance of fruit especially of Z.

Diet composition of the Pampas fox Lycalopex gymnocercus; scat analysis in the Chaco dry woodland of Salta, lycaloppex Argentina, sampled during the wet and dry seasons of Banded palm civet H.

The volume of each scat sample was measured using a graduated cylinder to the nearest 1 ml. Australian sea lion N. Berta, Primary Diet omnivore Animal Foods birds mammals amphibians reptiles Plant Foods fruit Predation Information on predation is not available. This may be an antipredator behavior in which the fox tries to avoid being eaten by pretending not to be there at all.

Fleshy fruits comprised more than two-thirds of the diet of Pampas lycalopeex in the Chaco dry woodland of Salta, as compared with only one-fourth of the diet in the grasslands of La Pampa Province Crespo In dune areas vegetation is also sparse and conditions are dry.

This is because sand does not hold water well so little is available to plants. South American sea lion O. The decline in L.

The climate is subtropical semiarid, markedly seasonal, with a distinct warm and wet season in midspring—summer October—March and a dry, cool season in autumn—winter April—September.


The tail length for Pampas Foxes averages about 34 cm. Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C.

The muzzle is black as far as the corners of the mouth, a feature that distinguishes them from the similar culpeo fox Lycalopex culpaeus. Although our study does not provide data on this aspect, it is well known that availability of fleshy fruits is relatively higher in gymmocercus Chaco woodland than in the grassland habitats, where most of the fruit-producing trees and shrubs are rare or absent.

Pampas foxes have a relatively solitary lifestyle, except during the breeding season and when caring for their young. Gestation lasts from days.

Pampas fox – Wikipedia

The most abundant middle-sized trees are Ziziphus mistol RhamnaceaeProsopis elata Fabaceaeand Prosopis nigra Fabaceae. Prionodon Banded linsang P. Gymbocercus male will provide food for the altricial pups and females at the den.

They exhibit two particularly interesting behaviors. The male pampas fox brings food to the female and her pups, who stay within the den until the pups are about three months old. Conservation implications of introduced game birds in high-elevation Hawaiian shrubland.

Ailurus Red panda A. Like other species in the genus, the long, bushy tail of L.