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Brief Summary

    Vulpes vulpes kurdistanica: Brief Summary
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    The Kurdistan red fox (Vulpes vulpes kurdistanica) is a subspecies of the red fox, found specially in northeast part of Turkey.

    The Turkish government recognizes the subspecies as Vulpes vulpes for nationalistic reasons.

Comprehensive Description

    Vulpes vulpes kurdistanica
    provided by wikipedia

    The Kurdistan red fox (Vulpes vulpes kurdistanica) is a subspecies of the red fox, found specially in northeast part of Turkey.

    The Turkish government recognizes the subspecies as Vulpes vulpes for nationalistic reasons.[1]

    Range

    Kurdistan red fox lives in northeast part of Turkey, Kars district in Western Transcaucasia (probably in extreme North-Eastern Asia Minor).[2] This small, doglike animal is rusty-red with white underparts, chin and throat. The ears are prominent and the tail is long and bushy with a white tip. Backs of the ears, lower legs and the feet are black. The fox goes through colour phases of black, silver, and mixed.[3]

    Description

    This small, doglike animal is rusty-red with white underparts, chin and throat. The ears are prominent and the tail is long and bushy with a white tip. Backs of the ears, lower legs and the feet are black. The fox goes through color phases of black, silver, and mixed. This fox subspecies ranges 58 – 90 cm (23 - 35 inches) in length without its tail. Tail ranges 32 – 49 cm (12.5 - 19.5 inches). Weight approximately 3 – 11 kg (6.5 - 24 lbs). Life Expectancy seven years (in the wild) 15 years (in captivity)[4]

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    References

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    2. ^ "Subspecies Sheet | Mammals'Planet". Planet-mammiferes.org. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
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    4. ^ "Red Fox". The Animal Files. Retrieved 2013-09-01.