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The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids$
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David W. Macdonald and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515562

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.001.0001

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Blanford's foxes

Blanford's foxes

Evolution, behavioural ecology, and conservation of Blanford's foxes

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(p.199) CHAPTER 11 Blanford's foxes
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The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids
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Eli Geffen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0011

While the morphology typical of canids adapts them to endurance running, and consequently to life in open habitats, a few species have specialized to other habitats such as rainforests, or even to climbing trees or cliffs. The cliff-dwelling Blanford's fox (Vulpes cana) is one of these exceptional canid species. This chapter presents an overview of the Blanford's fox's phylogeny and taxonomic status, recent distributional changes, the behavioural ecology of a population studied in Israel, and its conservation status.

Keywords:   Blanford's fox, Vulpes cana, phylogeny, taxonomy, distribution, behavioural ecology, conservation, Israel

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