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Encyclopedia > Lycalopex

Lycalopex is a genus created by Burmeisteri in 1854 for the Hoary Fox (Pseudalopex vetulus). Other authors decided to reduce this genus to a subgenus of other Canidae genera, including Dusycion and Pseudalopex, but there is still controversy on the question of whether or not use the genus for some South American foxes. In biology, a genus (plural genera) is a grouping in the classification of living organisms having one or more related and morphologically similar species. ... Hoary Fox, Pseudalopex vetulus, is a species of fox endemic to Brazil. ... Genera Alopex Atelocynus Canis Cerdocyon Chrysocyon Cuon Dusicyon Fennecus Lycalopex Lycaon Nyctereutes Otocyon Pseudalopex Speothos Urocyon Vulpes Canidae is the family of carnivorous and omnivorous mammals commonly known as canines. ... See genus (mathematics) for the use of the term in mathematics. ... 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. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


References

  • IUCN (2004): Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs

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Bioline International Official Site (site up-dated regularly) (3354 words)
The domestic dog is an important reservoir and is responsible for the endemic/epidemic nature of the disease.
Foxes belonging to the species Lycalopex vetulus in the northeast (Deane & Deane 1954) [Now it may be referred as Cerdocyon thous (Courtenay et al.
Infecção experimental do Phebotomus longipalpis em raposa (Lycalopex vetulus) naturalmente infectad pela L. donovani.
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Vol.101(1) February 2006 (1355 words)
Crab-eating foxes are commonly infected but rarely infectious or symptomatic, although there are reports of individuals with clinical signs of the disease, which showed spontaneous recovery after showing symptoms (Courtenay et al.
This study aimed to evaluate seroprevalences for leishmaniasis in three species of free-ranging wild canids [(Chrysocyon brachyurus (Illiger 1815), Cerdocyon thous (Linnaeus 1766), and Lycalopex vetulus (Lund 1842)], and domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) from Serra do Cipó National Park, and Morro da Pedreira Environmental Protection Area, state of Minas Gerais, South-eastern Brazil.
In the region of study Silva et al.
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