Sechura fox (Pseudalopex sechurae)

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Sechura fox on rock in dry forest
IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened NEAR
THREATENED

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  • The Sechura fox is the smallest species in its genus
  • A nocturnal species, the Sechura fox is only found in Ecuador and Peru
  • The Sechura fox is agouti in colour with paler underparts, and sometimes has a stripe down its back
  • With a broad diet, the Sechura fox feeds on a variety of items from birds and crabs to seeds and seed pods
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Sechura fox description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyCanidae
GenusPseudalopex (1)

Information on the Sechura fox (Pseudalopex sechurae) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Peruvian desert fox, Sechura desert fox.
French
Renard De Sechura.
Spanish
Juancito, Pacha Zorro, Perro De Monte De Sechura, Zorra Pampera, Zorro Costeño, Zorro De Sechura.
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Sechura fox status

The Sechura fox is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Sechura fox on rock in dry forest

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