Lycalopex culpaeus (Molina, ). original combination: Canis culpaeus. Type locality: “Chili” restricted by Cabrera () to “the Santiago. AnAge entry for Lycalopex culpaeus Species: Lycalopex culpaeus; Common name: Culpeo; Synonyms: Pseudalopex culpaeus, Canis culpaeus. Looking for Culpeo photos? View all of Arkive’s Culpeo photos – Pseudalopex culpaeus.

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Lycalopex culpaeus culpeo Facebook. The area around the tail is usually darker, sometimes dark grey.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The oldest culpeo discovered in the wild was estimated to be 11 years old.

Jimenez, ; Nowak, The bowler marched to the end of his run-up which was almost to the boundary board. The average weight of the male is Deserts can be cold or warm and daily temperates typically fluctuate. The ears, neck, legs, flanks, and top of the head are tawny or reddish-brown.

After a gestation period of 55—60 days, the female gives birth to cubs.


Foxes, Wolves, Jackals, and Dogs. Jimenez and Novaro, South American gray fox. As predators on many different species, culpeos play a role in population culpaeud, and as prey and host, they provide energy to higher trophic levels.

Large family listed below. Head plus body length ranges from to mm and tail length from to mm.

Culpeo (Lycalopex culpaeus) longevity, ageing, and life history

Walker’s Mammals of the World, Sixth Edition. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.

Lyaclopex clawless otter A. It is the second largest native canid on the continent, after the maned wolf. They may also occur in the Narino Province of southern Colombia, but this is still uncertain.

Family Canidae includes dogs Atelocynus Short-eared dog A. It is most common on the western slopes of the Andeswhere it inhabits open country and deciduous forests.

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Mammal Species of the World: The taxonomy of the culpeo has been the topic of debate due to their high phenetic variability and the scarcity of research, among other things. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Some populations live in southern regions of Colombia.


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Larger size and reddish-brown fur distinguish culpeos from similar species. Culpaues The bowler marched to the end of his run-up which was almost to the boundary board. Culpeos serve important ecological roles.

Lycalopex culpaeus

As in other mammals, females nurse and care for the young extensively after gestation. Lycaoopex are generalists when it comes to habitat selection. First records of culpeo Lycalopex culpaeus attacks and cooperative defense by guanacos Lama guanicoe. Chilean culpeos in a semi-arid region had an average home range size of 3. Journal of Mammalogy Ethiopian dwarf mongoose H. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: In other words, Central and South America.