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Fox

(foks),
George H., U.S. dermatologist, 1846-1937. See: Fox-Fordyce disease.

Fox

(foks),
Lewis, 20th-century U.S. periodontist. See: Goldman-Fox knives.

fox

a member of the same family as dogs, wolves and jackals, the family Canidae, but has characteristic long body and short legs, pointed snout, big, erect ears, oval pupils and long bushy tail. The type species is the Old World red fox (Vulpes vulpes). See also kit, fennec.

arctic fox
a farmed blue or white fox. Called also Alopex lagopus.
fox encephalitis
see infectious canine hepatitis.
gray fox
gray to black, omnivorous wild fox. Called also Urocyon cinereoargenteus.
kit fox
small, yellow-brown fox similar to the red fox. Called also Vulpes velox, V. inacrotis.
Old World red fox
see red fox (below).
fox rabies
the fox is an important reservoir host for rabies, particularly in eastern and western Europe where it is endemic.
red fox
the common, sandy to red brown fox with black legs and backs of ears, white underparts, sharp muzzle, large erect ears. Mostly nocturnal, lives in burrows. Called also Vulpes vulpes, Old World red fox.
silver fox
a farmed fox with a lustrous black coat with white tips along the back; a variant of the red fox (see above).
South American fox
a group of specialized wild dogs, not true foxes, of South America. Includes crab-eating fox and maned wolf.
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Bobcat, coyote, and gray fox micro-habitat use and interspecies relationships in a managed forest in central Mississippi.
Depredation events Red-faced Yellow- Time range Warbler eyed Junco (hrs) of Nest predator nests nests Totals depredations (a) Gray fox 3 8 11 2004-0330 Cliff chipmunk 2 2 4 0645-1911 Steller's Jay 1 1 2 0800-1551 Woodrat (b) 0 1 1 0200-0420 (c) Totals 6 12 18 (a) Mountain Standard Time (b) Likely N.
Since August 2005, five observations of gray fox have been made on Texas barrier islands (Jones 2008).
GFADV sequences were also detected in the lung and heart tissues of the same animal by using a GFADV-specific nested PCR targeting a [approximately equal to]400-bp segment of the VP2 gene, as well as in the heart tissue of another gray fox, which had the same signs, collected in Sonoma County in summer 2009.
Four species were detected frequently enough to estimate rates of use of habitat by study area: coyote, bobcat, American badger, and gray fox.
Observers continually scanned the area adjacent to each side of the roadway to the extent of their vision using spotlights (100,000 cp) and recorded the total number of individuals observed of the following species: raccoon, ringtail (Bassariscus astutus), Virginia opossum (hereafter opossum; Didelphis virginiana), skunk (striped and hog-nosed [Conepatus mesoleucus] skunks were not differentiated), gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), coyote (Canis latrans), bobcat (Lynx rufus), badger (Taxidea taxus), mink (Mustela vison), spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis and S.
Taxanomic and Biogeographic Relationships of the Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis) and Gray Fox (U.
He is president of Gray Fox Enterprises, a management consulting firm.
A tree constructed from the merged set of concatenated sequences (Figure 1) demonstrates that isolate sub2 from coyote 22 clustered with isolates from the dog and gray fox from northern California; those from coyote 004 and raccoon 60 grouped with those from the dog with endocarditis.
Our track surveys recorded [greater than or equal to] 8 species of carnivores (in decreasing order by number of stations visited); gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), large skunk (striped, hooded, and hognose), domestic dog, coyote (Canis latrans), ringtail (Bassariscus astutus), white-nosed coati (Nasua nasua), cougar (Puma concolor), and western spotted skunk (Spilogalegracilis; Table 1).
Gray fox populations appear to be declining in Illinois as evidenced by the Archery Deer Hunter Survey (ADHS) administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
The Wine Group is a San Francisco-based, management-owned company that produces such well known brands as Franzia, Concannon, Glen Ellen, Corbett Canyon, Gray Fox, Mogen David, Casarsa and Tribuno.