Vulpes vulpes pusilla

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Lower Risk-Near Threatened

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Threats

Disease
Agriculture and Farming
Habitat loss
Hunting
Corrider Loss
Declining population
Habitat Fragmentation
Human animal conflict
Trade
Poisoning

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References

Alfred, J.R.B.; Sinha, N. K. and Chakraborty, S. 2002 Checklist of Mammals of India Rec. Zool. surv. India. Occ. Paper No. 199 : 289pp.
Anonymous. 1994 The Red Data Book on Indian Animals Part -I Vertebrata 534pp. Publisher: Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.
Corbet, G. B. and Hill, J. E. 1992 The Mammals of Indomalayan Region 488pp. Publisher: Oxford University Press, London, U. K.
Johnsingh, A. J. T. 1986 Diversity and Conservation of Carnivorous mammals in India Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. (Animal Sci./ Plant Sci.) Suppl. Nov. 1986: 73-89.
Molur, S. ;Nameer, P. O. and Walker, S. 1998 Report of the Workshop
Prater, S. H. 1980 The Book of Indian Animals 324pp. Publisher: Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.
Roberts, T. J. 1997 The Mammals of Pakistan 525pp. Publisher: Oxford University Press, London, U. K.

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Measurements

(In cm): Head and Body Length: 48.00-60.00, Tail Length: 30.00-46.00, Hindfoot Length: 12.00 - 13.00, Ear Length: 8.4- 9.1.

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Notes

Considering the levels of threats, nature of trade and the currently available information, it is strongly recommended that the Desert Fox may be listed in one of the higher threat categories of IUCN.

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Description

Diagnostic Characters

The red or Desert Fox is smaller in size than Jackal and it possesses longer and bushy tail. The tail tappers at the end.Tail tip white in colour. The muzzle is slender in shape, ears relatively large. Back of the ears black or very dark brown. Desert Fox is comparatively smaller in size and built than the Hill Fox (Vulpes vulpes montanna). The body fur of Desert Fox is very short and tail is less bushy. The pelage colour is much greyer red. The outer limbs and paws extensively white. There is dark spot bellow each eye.

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