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kit fox

n.
A small fox (Vulpes macrotis) of western US and Mexican grasslands and deserts, having large ears and gray to buff or sometimes reddish fur with black at the tip of the tail.

[Probably from kit, in reference to its small size.]

kit fox

n
(Animals) another name for swift fox
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Noun1.kit fox - small grey fox of southwestern United Stateskit fox - small grey fox of southwestern United States; may be a subspecies of Vulpes velox
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
2.kit fox - small grey fox of the plains of western North Americakit fox - small grey fox of the plains of western North America
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
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State wildlife biologists studying Kit Fox populations have captured rare video footage of pups playing in the Eastern Oregon desert.
Cameras recorded kit fox (Vulpes macrotis), coyote, common raven, and greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) scavenging 10 of the carcasses (Fig.
22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An historic 400 acre ranch in Contra Costa County, home to the Walker family, the California tiger salamander, San Joaquin Kit Fox, western burrowing owl and the California red-legged frog, will remain forever protected thanks to the teamwork of the family, an energy solutions company, and the California Rangeland Trust.
Instead, it cradles the smallest fox in North America, the San Joaquin (wa-keen) kit fox.
Two dogs were selected from more than 600 candidates - one was female Labrador retriever mix trained to sniff out mountain lions and the other was a male pit bull terrier mix, was trained to detect red fox (Vulpes vulpes), gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) and kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) scat.
One of the chief beneficiaries of the habitat conservation plan will be the nation's smallest fox, the endangered San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica).
Also associated with these rolling grassland habitats are several carnivore species, including the federally endangered San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica--U.
Wilson-Dick estimates he spent $25,000 and at least 500 hours building his airplane, called a Kit Fox.
Pombo has claimed, apparently falsely, that his own land was "devalued" after being declared a habitat for the endangered kit fox.
The 1067-acre Great Valley Conservation Bank will address mitigation of habitat impacts to threatened and endangered vernal pool species, the federally threatened California Tiger Salamander and is expected to add coverage of the federally endangered San Joaquin Kit Fox.
It also establishes clear goals and measures for protecting, managing and monitoring 23 wildlife and 42 plant species, including the San Joaquin kit fox, California red-legged frog, vernal pool fairy shrimp and western burrowing owl.
CalTrans will donate the 40-acre (16-ha) Wilson tract containing habitat for the endangered San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) to the FWS as mitigation for improvements to State Route 33, which runs through the refuge.