Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Schreber, 1775)

Álvarez-Córdova, Fernando & Fernández, Jesús A., 2021, Medium-sized and large mammals of the pine-oak forests and grasslands of the Rancho Experimental Teseachi in Chihuahua, Mexico, Check List 17 (2), pp. 669-681 : 677

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.669

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scientific name

Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Schreber, 1775)
status

 

Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Schreber, 1775)

Gray Fox

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Material examined. MEXICO – Chihuahua • 224; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°46′32″N, 107°27′33″W; ele- vation 2,191 m a.s.l.; 18 May, 17 June, 18-19 August; 25 January, 10 December 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova GoogleMaps 417; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°46′42″N, 107°27′45″W; elevation 2,170 m a.s.l.; 18 May, 17 June, 18-19 August, 29 September 2019; 25 January, 19 October, 10 December 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova GoogleMaps 37; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°47′01″N, 107°28′12″W; elevation 2,138 m a.s.l.; 8, 16 October, 15 November 2019; obs. F. Álvarez- Córdova GoogleMaps 188; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°47′18″N, 107°28′36″W; elevation 2,121 m a.s.l.; 18 May, 17 June, 19 August, 29-30 September 2018; 25 January, 16, 19 October, 10 December 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova GoogleMaps 69; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°47′30″N, 107°28′49″W; elevation 2,124 m a.s.l.; 29 September 2018; 19 August, 12 October 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova GoogleMaps 90; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°27′39″N, 107°29′01″W; elevation 2,110 m a.s.l.; 18 May 2018; 10 December 2019; obs. F. Álvarez- Córdova GoogleMaps 253; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°47′49″N, 107°29′02″W; elevation 2,107 m a.s.l.; 18 May, 18-19 Au- gust, 2018; 25 January, 19 October, 10 December 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova GoogleMaps 505; Municipality of Namiq- uipa; 28°52’49”N, 107°27’08”W; elevation 1,876 m a.s.l.; 17 May, 17 June, 18-19 August, 29 September 2018; 25 January, 19 October, 10 December 2019; obs. F. Álvarez- Córdova; UACH-CF-6326-8108 GoogleMaps .

Identification. This is the only species of Urocyon Baird, 1857 to occur in Mexico. Urocyon cinereoargenteus is

smaller than Coyote, with peppery-gray dorsal pelage and red-brown on the sides, chest, and the back of head. Legs and feet are also orange. It has a long bushy tail and a pointed muzzle and ears ( Fritzell and Haroldson 1982).

Distribution. Southern Canada, most of the USA, through Mexico to northern South America ( Fritzell and Haroldson 1982). Recorded habitats in Chihuahua are quebradas, sierras, valleys, and arid lands.

Remarks. This species is the most widely distributed canid in Chihuahua ( López-González and García-Mendoza 2012). It was the most frequently observed medium-sized and large mammal in the Rancho Experimental Teseachi.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Canidae

Genus

Urocyon