The dominant color variation of the arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) found throughout the arctic region. The blue fox has thick grayish fur in the summer and blue-gray fur in the winter. Their guard hairs are fine. Fox pelts have been used for trim, capes, collars, and cuffs.
See also white fox
Synonyms and Related Terms
arctic fox; artic fox (sp); polar fox; Alopex lagopus
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "fox" Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed November 8, 2001]. (photo)
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_fox (Accessed Oct. 18, 2005)