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
Guard hair is short, soft, pale yellow to gray
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "fox" Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed November 15, 2001].
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937