Lycalopex culpaeus (Molina, ). original combination: Canis culpaeus. Type locality: “Chili” restricted by Cabrera () to “the Santiago. AnAge entry for Lycalopex culpaeus Species: Lycalopex culpaeus; Common name: Culpeo; Synonyms: Pseudalopex culpaeus, Canis culpaeus. Looking for Culpeo photos? View all of Arkive’s Culpeo photos – Pseudalopex culpaeus.

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African striped weasel P. In the winter months, the fur becomes longer and denser. Lycalopex culpaeus is the largest member of the genus Lycalopex. The neck and shoulders are often tawny to rufous in colour with the upper back being dark.

Chilean culpeos in a semi-arid region had an average home range lyclaopex of 3. Larger size and reddish-brown fur distinguish culpeos from similar species.

Broad-striped Malagasy mongoose G. In dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of salt in the air and soil. Eastern lowland olingo B. Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia.

Range number of offspring 3 to 8 Average number of offspring 5. Culpeos serve important ecological roles.

The ears, neck, legs, flanks, and top of the head are tawny or reddish-brown. If there existed any doubt about the passion as to who is best suited to lead this culpaeuss, ensuing conversations coming as The area around the tail is usually darker, sometimes dark grey.


Its distribution extends from Ecuador and Peru to the southern regions of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

The species is generally solitary, but it has been reported that both parents might play a role in the care of offspring. If the US Ambassador who has just demitted office is right, then the population Males produce sperm from June to mid-October.

Foxes, Culpafus, Jackals, and Dogs. Crocuta Spotted hyena C. May be maintained by periodic fire. They can be found in the high-altitude foothills of the Andes and in the valleys surrounding them.

Prey range from wild ungulates, hares, sheep, and small mammals to insects, birds, and lizards. It is the second largest native canid on the continent, after the maned wolf.

Views Read Edit View history. Culpeos vary in color, with lighter individuals in the northern parts of the range.

ADW: Lycalopex culpaeus: INFORMATION

Prionodon Banded linsang P. Culpeos occasionally feed on livestock, such as sheep and chickens, and are said to be a major cause of sheep predation in Patagonia. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: Jimenez culppaeus Novaro, All over the world, people dance in the New Year. In captivity, culpeos make a mixed growl and scream noise. African palm civet N.


This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat Culpeos are generalists when it comes to habitat selection. Masked palm civet P. The culpeo lives in a wide variety of habitats of western South America. Breeding season Mating occurs from early August to Culpeaus.

As in other mammals, females nurse and care for the young extensively after gestation. Not much is known about parental care lyaclopex Lycalopex culpaeus. They may also occur in the Narino Province of southern Colombia, but this is still uncertain.

Lycalopex culpaeus

Over the past three decades, they have been placed variably in the genera Dusicyon Clutton-Brock, et al. Mammalian Species See also Tropical savanna culpasus grassland biome.

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