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Red Fox
 
Red Fox 
Name: Red Fox
Scientific name: Vulpes Vulpes
Alias(es): Fox
Status: Normal
Time of status: 
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrate
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Infralass Eutheria
Order Eutheria
Suborder Caniformia
Family Canidae
Subfamily Caninae
Tribe Vulpini
Genus Vulpes
Species V. Vulpes
Status description The red fox is common throughout the Northern Hemisphere, but was also introduced to Australia in 1850, in order to provide the fox hunt.
Breeding method Mate for life, and males fight for the right.
Breeding time North: December to January; North: February to Apr
Predators Larger carnivores, and omnivores, as well as humans act as predators.
Diet Small rodents, small birds and berries, along with scavenged corpses
Physical description 3.6 to 7.6 kg (may go up to 14kg); Red with a white tipped tail, and a pointed snout and ears
Size 76 to 145 cm from nose to tail
Life span The life span averages 3 years in the wild, but may go up to 15 years in captivity.
Distribution Throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia
Reproduction Female gives birth 6 months after mating
Social structure They may live in pairs, or sometimes groups.
Feeding adaptations There are sometimes feeding hierarchies between the red foxes, and they will eat just about anything.
External link 1 http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/23062/0
External link 2 http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/red-fox.html
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