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Fish beneath the ice are also part of its diet?[edit]

This line "Fish beneath the ice are also part of its diet", begs explanation. How can it eat fish beneath the ice? I assume they get them out from under the ice before eating them, but how do they get them when they are under the ice? Very strange, there must be some mistake or explanation. nope. Chrisrus (talk) 05:46, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Blue eyes[edit]

Arctic foxes can have blue eyes, I think its important that this be mentioned. [1] ItsWolfeh (talk) 04:46, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

If you have lived in Alaska for 52 years and have seen a lot of Arctic Foxes. They have amber, almost copper colored eyes. I have never seen a blue eyed Arctic Fox except for Photoshopped ones. DLuper7 (talk) 16:33, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

"Vulpes Lagopus, formerly Alopex Lagopus"[edit]

More sources on this? I can't find many major sources confirming that the Arctic fox has been moved into the Vulpes genus, nor does any page in any other language I've looked at claim this either. Nearly all external pages I've looked up also refers to the Arctic fox as Alopex Lagopus with no mention whatsoever of it having been moved into the Vulpes Genus. Timmy Fox (talk) 08:21, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Searching "Vulpes Lagopus" came up with search results for "Alopex Lagopus". I did however find one source for Vulpes Lagopus dating back to 2011, other than that I couldn't find anything to suggest that it was moved to a different genus. :/ Fang97 (talk) 11:07, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Biology is not my forte, but I note:
While Paleobiology database & IUCN Red List use "Alopex", "Vulpes" is used by Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, NCBI Taxonomy & Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 12.
However, following one of the cited references for "Canidae",[1] genetic research suggests that Red foxes are more closely related to Arctics than they are to Fennecs, Blandford's, Cape & Pale foxes (all of which are "Vulpes"). Logically, if Arctics are nested with the "Vulpes" clade, then they have to be "Vulpes" as well - the alternative would mean reclassifying Fennecs etc. Caveat: I realise that other analyses may produce different trees and taxonomists might see things differently from geneticists.Glevum (talk) 13:19, 17 May 2014 (UTC)