crab-eating fox


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Noun1.crab-eating fox - wild dog of northern South America
wild dog - any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
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the pampas fox (Lycalopexgymnocercus), and the crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous).
This is especially true for most of the South American carnivores, including some of the most abundant ones such as the brown-nosed coati Nasua nasua and the crab-eating fox Cerdocyon thous.
The crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) and the hoary fox (Lycalopex vetulus) are small to medium sized canids occurring in central areas of South America.
Carnivores included two felids, jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi; n=5) and little-spotted cat (Leopardus tigrinus; n=2); one canid, the crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous; n=4); one procyonid, the coati (Nasua nasua; n=2) and two species of mustelids, tayra (Eira barbara; n=2) and lesser grison (Galictis cuja; n=1).
Entries are sorted by genus, including arctic foxes, the mysterious small-eared dog of South America, the familiar jackals, coyotes and wolves of genus Canis, the crab-eating fox, maned wolf, dhole, raccoon dog, bat-eared dog, culpeo and chilla, and a surprising number of other foxes such as the Tibetan Sand Fox.
One hundred isolates of Staphylococcus were obtained from swabs and biopsies of lesions at different sites (abscess, cornea, ear, fluids, fracture, lung, lymph node, oral mucosa, nail, rectum, skin, and urine) of domestic and wild animals (Cockatiel, Crab-eating fox, Crab-eating raccoon, Hoary fox, Maned wolf and Rabbit).
2008)[6] found that the main wild canid involved in rabies in Northeast Brazil is the crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous).
ABSTRACT: Home range and habitat use of crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous Linnaeus, 1766), in the Cerrado of the central region of Tocantins, Brazil.
We document the emergence of a rabies virus variant responsible for an independent epidemic cycle in the crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous).