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Kit Fox
Vulpes macrotis





credit: FWS


Similar to the Swift Fox but with a longer tail and larger ears. The Kit Fox is distinguished by its longer tail (62% head and body length vs. 52%), larger ears (more than 75mm) set close to the midline of the skull, a head that is broader between the eyes but narrower at the snout, and more slitlike, less-rounded eyes. The pelage is generally gray, but mixed with rusty overtones, and the tail has a black tip. Prefers shrub-steppe and desert habitats.

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