Kit Fox (species)

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The Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis) and Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) are similar enough that they are considered by some mammologists to be the same species. Both live in western North America. Neither are common in the furry fandom, furries preferring other more common species such as the red fox or the fennec.


The Kit Fox has several recognized subspecies.

  • The San Joaquin Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) was formerly common in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Its range has shrunk and in 1990 the population was estimated at 7,000. It is considered to be endangered.
  • The Desert Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis arsipus) lives in the Mojave Desert.
  • The Southern California Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis macrotis) was a population of kit foxes native to desert regions of Southern California which became extinct in 1903.

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