Vulpes bengalensis

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Rarity Data

Lower Risk-Near Threatened

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Threats

Competition
Human animal conflict
Trade
Hunting
Human animal conflict
Disease
Habitat loss
Pollution
Poisoning
Declining population

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References

Chakraborty, S. and Agrawal, V. C. 2000 Mammalia IN Fauna of Gujrat: Part: I State Fauna Series 8: 15-83. 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. 1978 Some aspects of the ecology and behaviour of the Indian Fox - Vulpes bengalensis (Shaw) Jour. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 75: 397-405.
Johnsingh, A. J. T. 1986 Diversity and Conservation of Carnivorous mammals in India Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Anim. Sci./Plant Sci.) Suppl. Nov. 1986: 73-89.
Menon, V. 2003 A Field Guide to Indian Mammals 200pp. Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Molur, S.; Nameer, P. O. and Walker, S. 1998 Report of the Workshop
Pradhan, M. S. 1997 Illicit trade in Wildlife species, products and derivatives in Maharashtra State Rec. Zool. surv. India. 96: (1-4): 195-210.
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.
Tikader, B. K. 1983 Threatened Animals of India 307pp. Publisher: Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.

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Measurements

(In cm): Haed and Body Length:45.0-60.0; Tail Length: 25.0- 35.0.

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Notes

Taking into consideration the levels of threats, nature of trade involved and currently available information, it is strongly recommended to include Indian Fox in one of the higher threat categories of IUCN.

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Description

Diagnostic Characters

The Indian or Bengal Fox is a common fox species of penninsular India and is smaller in built and size than the red fox species. It is slender limbed animal. It can be eaisly distiguinshed by its black tipped bushy tail and by its overall greyish colour. It looks something like a small jackal. Legs browner than body. Ears brown with black margin. Rhinarium naked and black. There is a small patch of black hairs around the upper part of the muzzle in front of the eyes. Females possesses six mammae.

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