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SPECIES Vulpes lagopus

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 40.
Common Name:Arctic Fox
Type Locality:"alpibus Lapponicis, Sibiria," restricted by Thomas (1911a) to "Sweden (Lapland)."
Distribution:Circumpolar, entire tundra zone of the Holarctic, including most of the Arctic islands: Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, USA (Alaska).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc) as Alopex lagopus.
Comments:Viable hybrids have been recorded between V. lagopus and V. vulpes (Chiarelli, 1975). Synonyms allocated according to Audet, et al. (2002).
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SUBSPECIES lagopus

SUBSPECIES beringensis

SUBSPECIES fuliginosus

SUBSPECIES pribilofensis

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