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Vulpes vulpes Linnaeus 1758 (red fox)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Canis vulpes

Synonyms: Vulpes fulva Desmarest 1829, Vulpes palmaria Hay 1917

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae (Lars Salvius, Stockholm)

Belongs to Vulpes according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Vulpes cascadensis, Vulpes chama, Vulpes kernensis, Vulpes rueppellii, Vulpes stenognathus, Vulpes velox

Subtaxa: Vulpes vulpes macroura

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 15.4 x 5.7, femur length 122.6, humerus length 117.0, radius length 113.2, scapula length 74.0, skull 140.6 x 73.8, tibia length 134.3, ulna length 129.9

Estimated body mass: 7.58 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length