Kit fox

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San Joaquin Kit Fox


A small grayish brown fox with large ears (Vulpes macrotis or Vulpes velox) native to the plains and deserts of western North America. The kit fox has a black tipped tail. Its pelt is the least valuable and least used of any of the foxes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

swift fox; plains kit fox

Other Properties

Guard hair is short, soft, pale yellow to gray

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937

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