Foxes are carnivorous mammals under the taxonomic rank Vulpini and fit into the family Canidae. They are usually very social and identified by the long-bushy tail, upright triangular ears, flattened skull, and the ability to move pretty fast. Foxes are found in every part of the world in places such as the savanna, mountains, and deserts though they are of varied sizes, color, behavior, and characteristics with the red fox being the most common. Their cunning nature gives them widespread fame in folklore and distinct cultures around the world. In addition, they are usually pursued by trained foxhounds in a tradition identified as fox hunting.

What are the characteristics that differentiate Vulpini?

The characteristics that differentiate a Vulpini include them having a fox-like appearance and being smaller in comparison to other canids. Vulpini are also differentiated by their “fox face,” a muscular frame, strong jaws, and a bushy tail that makes up one-third of its overall body length.

Are foxes canines or felines?

Foxes are part of the Canidae family and are considered to be canines. Foxes are related to domestic dogs, coyotes, jackals, raccoons, and wolves. The main features that characterize foxes as canines instead of felines are their canine teeth, slender build, long legs, and bushy tails.

Which animals make up the Vulpini tribe?

The animals that make up the Vulpini tribe include the Bat-Eared Fox, Raccoon Dogs, Fennec Fox, Kit Fox, Arctic Fox, and Blanford’s Fox. The other animals that make up the Vulpini tribe are the Cape Fox, Ruppell’s Fox, Corsac Fox, and Tibetan Sand Fox. The most common Vulpini species is the Red Fox.

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10”-12” | 25-30 cm
18”-24” | 46-61 cm
7-17 lb | 3-7.7 kg
3-6 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)
Arctic Fox
30.000
61.000
7.700
16.00
114000
3D
Arctic Fox
12”-15” | 30-38 cm
18”-26” | 46-66 cm
7-12 lb | 3-5 kg
5-7 years (wild); up to 12-16 years (captivity)
Bat-Eared Fox
38.000
66.000
5.000
16.00
12300
3D
Bat-Eared Fox
7”-9” | 18-23 cm
10”-16” | 25-41 cm
2-4 lb | 1-2 kg
8-10 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)
Fennec Fox
23.000
41.000
2.000
14.00
166000
3D
Fennec Fox
12”-17” | 30-43 cm
21”-32” | 53-81 cm
6-16 lb | 2.7-7 kg
6-8 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)
Gray Fox
43.000
81.000
7.000
16.00
32000
3D
Gray Fox
Kit Fox
13000
10”-12” | 25-30 cm
17”-21” | 43-53 cm
4-6 lb | 2-2.7 kg
4-7 years (wild); up to 12-14 years (captivity)
Kit Fox
30.000
53.000
2.700
14.00
13000
3D
Kit Fox
15”-20” | 38-51 cm
20”-27” | 51-69 cm
14-22 lb | 6-10 kg
4-8 years (wild): up to 11-16 years (captivity)
Raccoon Dog
51.000
69.000
10.000
16.00
62000
3D
Raccoon Dog
Red Fox
112000
14”-18” | 35-46 cm
22”-34” | 56-86 cm
12-18 lb | 5-8 kg
2-4 years (wild); up to 10-12 years (captivity)
Red Fox
46.000
86.000
8.000
12.00
112000
3D
Red Fox
11”-12” | 28-30 cm
15”-21” | 38-53 cm
4-7 lb | 2-3 kg
3-6 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)
Swift Fox
30.000
53.000
3.000
14.00
7600
3D
Swift Fox
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

The Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) can be distinguished from other foxes by its gray fur and black fur stripe that runs down its tail and neck. The Gray Fox can be most commonly found in North America and Central America. At one point it was the most common fox found in the east region of the United States. Gray Foxes are omnivorous and generally eat every kind of meat, fruit, vegetable, and insect. They can build long dens that have 10 or more exits.

Gray Foxs have a shoulder height of 12”-17” (30-43 cm), body length between 21”-32” (53-81 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 6-16 lb (2.7-7 kg). The typical lifespan of a Gray Fox is 6-8 years in the wild and up to 14-16 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Gray Fox
The Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) can be distinguished from other foxes by its gray fur and black fur stripe that runs down its tail and neck. The Gray Fox can be most commonly found in North America and Central America. At one point it was the most common fox found in the eastern US.

Gray Foxs have a shoulder height of 12”-17” (30-43 cm), body length between 21”-32” (53-81 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 6-16 lb (2.7-7 kg). The typical lifespan of a Gray Fox is 6-8 years in the wild and up to 14-16 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Gray Fox
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
Height:
12”-17” | 30-43 cm
Width:
Length:
21”-32” | 53-81 cm
Depth:
Weight:
6-16 lb | 2.7-7 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Lifespan
6-8 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)

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Gray Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (walking)

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Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)

The Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) is adapted to living in cold environments and has thick, warm fur that is used as camouflage. Their fur is sometimes white and at other times turns into a blue-gray coat. Arctic Foxes are native to the arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Scandinavia, and Iceland.

Arctic Foxes typically live in burrows or dens. Their diet generally consists of lemmings, voles, ringed seal pups, fish, waterfowl, and seabirds. In the wild most arctic foxes typically do not live past their first year of life.

Arctic Foxs have a shoulder height of 10”-12” (25-30 cm), body length between 18”-24” (46-61 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 7-17 lb (3-7.7 kg). The typical lifespan of a Arctic Fox is 3-6 years in the wild and up to 14-16 years when raised in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Arctic Fox
The Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) is adapted to living in cold environments and has thick, warm fur that is used as camouflage. Their fur is sometimes white and at other times turns into a blue-gray coat. In the wild most arctic foxes typically do not live past their first year of life.

Arctic Foxs have a shoulder height of 10”-12” (25-30 cm), body length between 18”-24” (46-61 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 7-17 lb (3-7.7 kg). The typical lifespan of a Arctic Fox is 3-6 years in the wild and up to 14-16 years when raised in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Arctic Fox
Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)
Height:
10”-12” | 25-30 cm
Width:
Length:
18”-24” | 46-61 cm
Depth:
Weight:
7-17 lb | 3-7.7 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Vulpes lagopus
Lifespan
3-6 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)

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Arctic Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (walking), side (lying down)

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Bat-Eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis)

The Bat-Eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a species that was named for its large ears that are used for hearing and regulating its temperature. They have sand-gray fur, lighter fur on their underside, and darker fur along their eyes and muzzle. They typically live in the African Savana. Bat-Eared Foxes are mostly insectivores and eat ants, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, millipedes, moths, scorpions, and spiders. The Bat-Eared fox is nocturnal 85% of the time even though they are highly social animals and easily gets along with others.

Bat-Eared Foxs have a shoulder height of 12”-15” (30-38 cm), body length between 18”-26” (46-66 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 7-12 lb (3-5 kg). The typical lifespan of a Bat-Eared Fox is 5-7 years in the wild) and up to 12-16 years when raised in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Bat-Eared Fox
The Bat-Eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a species that was named for its large ears that are used for hearing and regulating its temperature. They have sand-gray fur, lighter fur on their underside, and darker fur along their eyes and muzzle. They typically live in the African Savana.

Bat-Eared Foxs have a shoulder height of 12”-15” (30-38 cm), body length between 18”-26” (46-66 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 7-12 lb (3-5 kg). The typical lifespan of a Bat-Eared Fox is 5-7 years in the wild) and up to 12-16 years when raised in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Bat-Eared Fox
Bat-Eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis)
Height:
12”-15” | 30-38 cm
Width:
Length:
18”-26” | 46-66 cm
Depth:
Weight:
7-12 lb | 3-5 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Otocyon megalotis
Lifespan
5-7 years (wild); up to 12-16 years (captivity)

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Bat-Eared Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (walking), side (lying down)

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Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis)

The Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis) is the smallest species of foxes, but has the largest ears of all the species. They are native to North America and are mostly found in the southwestern region of the United States and northern Mexico. Kit Foxes are mostly nocturnal and their diet mainly consists of rodents, rabbits, fish, bugs, and other small birds. They are generally monogamous and often mate for life. Kit Foxes are the prey of coyotes and bobcats.

Kit Foxs have a shoulder height of 10”-12” (25-30 cm), body length between 17”-21” (43-53 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 4-6 lb (2-2.7 kg). The typical lifespan of a Kit Fox is 4-7 years in the wild and up to 12-14 years when raised in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Kit Fox
The Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis) is the smallest species of foxes, but has the largest ears of all the species. They are native to North America and are mostly found in the southwestern region of the United States and northern Mexico. Kit Foxes are mostly nocturnal.

Kit Foxs have a shoulder height of 10”-12” (25-30 cm), body length between 17”-21” (43-53 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 4-6 lb (2-2.7 kg). The typical lifespan of a Kit Fox is 4-7 years in the wild and up to 12-14 years when raised in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Kit Fox
Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis)
Height:
10”-12” | 25-30 cm
Width:
Length:
17”-21” | 43-53 cm
Depth:
Weight:
4-6 lb | 2-2.7 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Vulpes macrotis
Lifespan
4-7 years (wild); up to 12-14 years (captivity)

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Kit Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (walking)

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Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)

The Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonides) is a species of the Canidae family, closely related to foxes, that was named after its resemblance to the face of a raccoon. They have short tan-black limbs, a large body, and rounded ears. They are native to East Asia and can be found all throughout Europe, Russia, China, Estonia, and Japan. The Raccoon dog has an omnivorous diet that consists of insects, rodents, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles, mollusks, fruits, and nuts. They are the only member of the canid family that hibernates in the winter.

Raccoon Dogs have a shoulder height of 15”-20” (38-51 cm), body length between 20”-27” (51-69 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 14-22 lb (6-10 kg). The typical lifespan of a Raccoon Dog is 4-8 years in the wild and up to 11-16 years when raised in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Raccoon Dog in various poses
The Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonides) is a species of the Canidae family, closely related to foxes, that was named after its resemblance to the face of a raccoon. They have short tan-black limbs, a large body, and rounded ears. and are the only member of the canid family that hibernates.

Raccoon Dogs have a shoulder height of 15”-20” (38-51 cm), body length between 20”-27” (51-69 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 14-22 lb (6-10 kg). The typical lifespan of a Raccoon Dog is 4-8 years in the wild and up to 11-16 years when raised in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Raccoon Dog in various poses
Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)
Height:
15”-20” | 38-51 cm
Width:
Length:
20”-27” | 51-69 cm
Depth:
Weight:
14-22 lb | 6-10 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Nyctereutes procyonoides
Lifespan
4-8 years (wild): up to 11-16 years (captivity)

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Raccoon Dog side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (walking)

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