Vulpes velox

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Vulpes velox


Taxonavigation: Caniformia

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Caniformia

Familia: Canidae
Genus: Vulpes
Species: Vulpes velox


Vulpes velox (Say, 1823)

Type locality: "camp on the river Platte, at the fording place of the Pawnee Indians, twenty-seven miles [43 km] below the confluence of the North and South, or Paduca Forks." [Camp on 20 June 1820 reported to be at 40.59'15'N (vol. 2)].


  • Vulpes velox hebes Merriam, 1902
  • Vulpes velox velox (Say, 1823)


  • Say, T. 1823. Canis velox. In Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh of the Rocky Mountains, performed in the years 1819, 1820 .... (E. James, compiler), Carey and Lea, Philadelphia. Vol. 2, 356 pp
  • Harold J. Egoscue 1979. Vulpes velox, Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammologist, No. 122, pp. 1-5, 3 figs.
  • Vulpes velox in Mammal Species of the World.
    Wilson, Don E., & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (editors) (2005). Mammal Species of the World — A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0801882214.
  • IUCN: Vulpes velox (Say, 1823) (Least Concern)
  • Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V., eds. (2014) Vulpes velox (Say, 1823) in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 17th March 2014. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.


Vernacular names[edit]

eesti: Väle rebane
English: Swift Fox
español: Zorro desértico
français: Renard véloce
polski: Lis płowy
português: Raposa-orelhuda
suomi: Kissakettu
Türkçe: Ova tilkisi