Vulpes velox Say 1823 (swift fox)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Canis velox

Synonym: Vulpes macrotis Merriam 1888

Belongs to Vulpes according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

See also Anderson 1984, Dalquest and Schultz 1992, Harris 1985, Schultz and Howard 1935 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: Vulpes alopecoides, Vulpes alopex, Vulpes cascadensis, Vulpes chama, Vulpes corsac, Vulpes kernensis, Vulpes mathisoni, Vulpes praecorsac, Vulpes rueppellii, Vulpes stenognathus, Vulpes vulgaris, Vulpes vulpes

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Alberta collection), United States (12: California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah)

• Blancan of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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