Alopex lagopus

  title={Alopex lagopus},
  author={Alexandra M. Audet and C. Brian Robbins and Serge Larivi{\`e}re},
  booktitle={CABI Compendium},
This datasheet on Alopex lagopus covers Identity, Distribution. 

Morphometric and taphonomic analysis of the upper pleistocene faunal assemblage from Hijenska Pecina, Croatia

Hijenska pećina, an Upper Pleistocene cave site, is located in the Plovunija quarry, north of Buje in Istria, Croatia. A detailed taxonomic, metric and taphonomic analysis of the faunal assemblage is

Population structure in an isolated Arctic fox, Vulpes lagopus, population: the impact of geographical barriers

The genetic composition of a population reflects several aspects of the organism and its environment and is comprised of both coastal and inland components.

Population history and genetic structure of a circumpolar species: the arctic fox

The circumpolar arctic fox Alopex lagopus thrives in cold climates and has a high migration rate involving long-distance movements. Thus, it differs from many temperate taxa that were subjected to ...

Future of biodiversity in the Barents Region

Climate change may affect biodiversity to a large extent. Its effects have already caused shifts in species distributions and even species extinctions. Since especially high latitude regions are ex

Tularemia above the Treeline: Climate and Rodent Abundance Influences Exposure of a Sentinel Species, the Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus), to Francisella tularensis

Tularemia is a zoonotic disease found throughout most of the northern hemisphere that may experience range expansion with warming temperatures. Rodents and lagomorphs are reservoirs for the disease,

Ecological and Evolutionary Determinants of Dental Polymorphism in the Arctic Fox Vulpes (Alopex) lagopus

Differences in dental morphology among arctic fox populations appear to be largely explained by evolutionary history, presence or absence of competition with the red fox, and diet, with a lesser influence of geography and climate.

Faunal remains from Borsuka Cave - an example of local climate variability during Late Pleistocene in southern Poland

The Borsuka Cave is located in the southern part of Krakow-Czestochowa Up- land, about 20 km west of Krakow. During excavations conducted in 2008-2010 a very rare and interesting faunal assemblage

"Canis" ferox Revisited: Diet Ecomorphology of Some Long Gone (Late Miocene and Pliocene) Fossil Dogs

It is shown that Eucyon species apparently had mesocarnivorous diets, with the exception of the large-sized E. ferox, which clearly confirms a highly carnivorous diet for this species.

Best Management Practices for Trapping Furbearers in the United States

Humans have used wild furbearers for various purposes for thousands of years. Today, furbearers are sustainably used by the public for their pelts, leather, bones, glands, meat, or other purposes. In



Age determination in the arctic fox (Alopex lagopus)

Canine teeth from foxes trapped in the Canadian arctic were aged by counting annular layers in the cementum and simple linear measurement of the anteroposterior width of the pulp cavity was found to be an accurate method of aging 80% of juveniles.

Studies on the helminth fauna of Alaska. XXXIX. Echinococcus multilocularis Leuckart, 1863, and other helminths of foxes on the Pribilof Islands.

In a preliminary reinvestigation of the parasites of arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus) on St. George Island, seven species of intestinal helminths were found, four of which are recorded for the first time from that locality, and the last three are new records for the fauna of the Pribilof Islands.

A Review of Canid Classification

A review of the varied classifications of Recent members of the family Canidae involving morphological, numerical, and reproductive analyses suggests that the taxonomy should be arranged with six

Arctic Fox ( Alopex Lagopus ) Dens in the Disko Bay Area, West Greenland

Seventeen arctic fox ( Alopex lagopus ) dens in the Disko Bay area, West Greenland are described regarding location, type, size and vegetation cover. The dens were found in ridges, screes and level


Dark macroscopic pigmented areas were present in the uterus of the Arctic Fox, and it is suggested that the number of pigmentation areas gives a measure of thenumber of implantations present during the previous season.

Fishing Arctic foxes Alopex lagopus on a rocky island in west Greenland

On a small barren island in Disko Bay, west Greenland, 195 hours were spent observing Arctic foxes at their den and the nearby coast. Their main food was found to be live, caught fish, and the

Experimental Aujeszky's disease in blue foxes (Alopex lagopus).

Blue foxes inoculated orally with Aujeszky's disease virus were killed at the onset of clinical signs and other animals spontaneously died, and no specific gross findings were observed at autopsy.

Observations on some natural-focal zoonoses in Alaska.

  • R. Rausch
  • Biology
    Archives of environmental health
  • 1972
In Alaska, as in arctic and subarctic Eurasia, important natural-focal zoonoses are rabies, brucellosis, tularemia, trichinosis, alveolar hydatid disease, cystic hydatids disease, and diphyllo-bothriasis, while some pathogens in northern regions exhibit biological characteristics that separate them from morphologically indistinguishable strains at lower latitudes.

The Role of Odor in the Social Lives of Carnivores

Carnivores are complex creatures living complex social lives in which order is maintained by the transmission of information between individuals, sometimes visually, sometimes by sound, and very often by odor.


Eleven species of intestinal parasites found in arctic foxes in Iceland are new records in Iceland and six appear to be new host records.