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SMITH, M., BUDD, J. & GROSS, C. (2003)

The Distribution of Blanford's fox (Vulpes cana Blanford, 1877) in the United Arab Emirates.

Journal of Arid Environments 54 (1): 55-60.
https://doi.org/10.1006/jare.2001.0891

Abstract:

Blanford's fox, Vulpes cana, was first recorded in Arabia in 1981 and in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1995. It has since been shown that they are locally abundant in their range in the north-eastern mountains of UAE. Population density, as determined by catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE), was compared for several sampled sites. Predators or the lack thereof may produce the trends observed, as foxes may be an important food source for Arabian leopards. External body measurements, except for body weight, are similar to those previously recorded. Tail tip color is not conclusive in their identification, as individuals with white- and black-tipped tails have been caught.

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