1.6 Are foxes a single species?

No. Fox is a common name for about 37 different species of omnivorous mammals belonging to the Canidae family. Foxes are small to medium-sized canids, typically possessing a long narrow snout and a bushy tail.

Of the 12 ‘true fox’ species belonging to the Vulpes genus, the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is by far the most common and widespread species of fox.

Red foxes are found on almost every continent.


Home | Contact | Site Map |
Version 1 - Last updated November 2012