Talk:South American fox

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I've revised the article to no longer say that Pseudo is Latin (it's Greek), but where does Lopex come from? The -x ending makes me think it's Latin, but I thought the Latin for fox was vulpes. Saforrest 03:16, Oct 5, 2004 (UTC)

Updating taxonomy[edit]

I will be updating the Canidae taxonomy and common names to match Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed, 2005) as follows:

I will hold off for a few days for comments. Since I'm posting this in multiple places, please contact me on my talk page if you have any concerns. I'll wait a week to give folks time to comment. -

Walker's says "South American Fox" = Pseudalopex, which article says = Lycalopex[edit]

http://books.google.com/books?id=0q5aHw2mFi8C&q=%22South+American+Foxes%22#v=snippet&q=%22South%20American%20Foxes%22&f=false calls Pseudalopex "South American Foxes". Let's respect WP:COMMONNAME? Chrisrus (talk) 23:58, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Phylogeny[edit]

This article says "despite their name, they are not true foxes but are a unique canid genus more closely related to the wolves, dogs, jackals and coyotes" whereas the phylogenetic tree in the Canidae article shows these species as closer relatives of the true foxes than of wolves, dogs, jackals or coyotes. Are the relationships disputed (in which case shouldn't both articles say so?) or is one article wrong? 81.101.197.228 (talk) 18:23, 31 August 2014 (UTC)