V. v. kurdistanica
|Vulpes vulpes kurdistanica|
This species is known as Vulpes vulpes kurdistanica and sometimes Kurdistan red fox. The Turkish government removed the word Kurdistan from the name and recognized the subspecies as Vulpes vulpes for nationalistic reasons.
Despite its name, the species is not confined to Kurdish-inhabited areas but appeared near Ankara, Elazığ, and also Sulaymaniyah. 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.
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 in) in length without its tail. Tail ranges 32–49 cm (13–19 in). Weight approximately 3–11 kg (6.6–24.3 lb). Life Expectancy seven years (in the wild) 15 years (in captivity)
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