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SPECIES Vulpes velox

Author:Say, 1823.
Citation:In James, Account of an Exped. from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mtns, 1: 487.
Common Name:Swift Fox
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)].
Distribution:Canada (SE British Columbia, SC Alberta and SW Saskatchewan), USA (C North America to NW Texas panhandle and E New Mexico).
Status:U.S. ESA Endangered as V. velox hebes (Canada); IUCN Lower Risk (cd).
Comments:See comments under V. macrotis for the separation of macrotis and velox as followed here.
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    hebes Merriam, 1902

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