Channel island fox questions
1. How much does the island fox weigh?
2. What is the island foxes ancestor?
3. How tall is the island fox?
4. What is the island fox scientific name?
5. What does the island foxes eat?
6. How do the island fox communicate?
7. Is it the largest channel island foxes native mammal yes or no?
8. What is the genus?
9. What is its family?
10. What is its class? Channel Island Fox (Facts)
• Scientific name – Urocyon Littoralis.
• It is the largest of the channel island native mammals.
• It is the size of a house cat at 12 to 13 inches in height and 4 to 5 pounds.
• Its ancestor is a gray fox.
• Kingdom: animalia.
• Phylum: chordata.
• Class: mammalia.
• Order: carnivora.
• Family: canidae.
• Genus: urocyon.
• Species: urocyon littoralis.
• Its fossil record shows evidence of foxes on Santa Rosa Island dating back 10,400 to 16,000 years ago.
• It shares the genus with its mainland ancestor the gray fox.
Behavior and diet
Behavior: they communicate with each other through sight, sound, and smell. The island foxes are relatively diurnal, with peaks in activity occurring at dusk and at dawn.
Diet: island fox diets consist primarily of fruits from plants like the sea fig, insects like the Jerusalem cricket, and one of the few small mammals found on the island, and the deer mouse.