Fox Species Index. Most other species are considerably smaller. Define the following words from page 5: biodiversity, characteristics, habitat, species, and traits. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae Genus: Vulpes Species: V. zerda ... Classification/taxonomy. An animal classification for red fox, based on the Linnaeus Method This method of organizing scientific names of animal species was developed by Carl Linnaeus in the 1700’s. First introduced to Australia in the 19th century, it has since established itself throughout much of … Red foxes are about three feet long and two feet tall. Diet The Arctic Fox is an opportunistic predator and scavenger. Complete the Part-to-Whole Analogies on page 10. Read Identifying Species on page 5. COMMON NAME:Fennec Fox KINGDOM:Animalia PHYLUM:Chordata CLASS:Mammalia ORDER:Carnivora FAMILY:Canidae GENUS SPECIES:Vulpes (fox) zerda (Arabic for fennec, meaning small fox); former genus species: Fennecus (small fox) zerda As an example, a dolphin species name is Delphinus Delphis. Species Pteropus melanotus black-eared flying fox Pteropus melanotus: information (1) Pteropus melanotus: pictures (1) Species Pteropus poliocephalus gray-headed flying fox The gray fox is smaller then the red fox. Their throat, chin, and belly are grayish-white. Fast Facts Description Scientific Classification Common Name fennec fox Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Order Carnivora Family Canidae Genus Species Vulpes (fox) zerda (Arabic for fennec, meaning small fox); former genus species: Fennecus (small fox) zerda. The red fox is the most common and widespread fox species in the world, found throughout most of the United States. Red fox, widely distributed species of fox found throughout Europe, temperate Asia, northern Africa, and North America. A red fox is Vulpes vulpes. The blue phase fox, has a long blue-gray coat in the winter and a shorter darker gray coat in the summer. Size 109 cm (43 in.) Weight 2.7 to 4.5 kg (6 to 10 lbs.) This animal classification chart of a red fox is an example of Linnaean Taxonomy. Red foxes have black feet and black-tipped ears that are large and pointy. This species has the widest distribution of any canid. Choose at least one species of fox to research from the Fact Sheets provided, or by researching independently. It is also the one most people are familiar with. This is the Fennec fox. Fox Species There are 37 species of foxes, but only 12 belong to the genus “vulpes” or “true foxes”. In general, foxes are small members of the dog family, the largest of which is the typical red fox. The familiar fox that is most common in legend and lore is the red fox, but there are over 30 species of fox living in an amazing variety of environments all over the world. One of the most noticeable characteristics of the red fox is the fluffy white-tipped tail. In most inland areas, the species is heavily dependent on fluctuating rodent populations. Foxes belong to … Red foxes have long snouts and red fur across the face, back, sides, and tail. Read the information on page 7, 8 and 9. The best known of them are: Red Fox, Arctic Fox, Kit Fox, Fennec Fox, and the Gray Fox. The 7 Levels of Classification, -Species -Genus -Family -Order -Class -Phylum -Kingdom. It has the largest natural distribution of any land mammal except human beings. Red Fox The largest species of fox is known as the Red Fox. the red fox is the bigest of the foxes. 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