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Small-eared dogs have thick, sleek, dark pelage that may be in shades of brown, black, or gray and gradually fades into a dull reddish-brown on the underside. Apart atdlocynus its superficial resemblance to the bush dogthe short-eared dog seems not to be closely related to any fox-like or wolf-like canid.

Based on the quantity of fish in its diet, combined with the partial membrane between the digits of its feet, the small-eared zorro is believed to be at microtjs partially aquatic 3. Western red colobus Procolobus badius. However, two captive animals have lived for 9 and 11 years, respectively. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Yellow-billed pintail Anas georgica. Small-eared zorro Atelocynus microtis. Atelocynus microtis is referred to as “huiwa toto” by the Amarakaeri people of Peru.

Little information is known about the mating system of A. Studies show that the short-eared dog is both carnivorous and frugivorous, making it an important species for the ecosystem. Southern spotted skunk S.

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Large family listed below. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: African wild dog L. California sea lion Z. FZS operates within nine national protected areas, helping to conserve more than 8 million hectares of the mega-diverse east slope of the Andes and the Amazonian Although no diseases have yet been reported in the small-eared zorro, canine diseases atelocynks common amongst domestic dogs in the region and could feasibly be transmitted to the wild small-eared zorro, with potentially devastating consequences 5.


Within these lowland forests, there are records of A.

Berta, ; Leite and Williams, Primary Diet carnivore piscivore omnivore Animal Foods birds mammals amphibians reptiles fish insects aquatic crustaceans Plant Foods leaves fruit Predation There are no unequivocal data on what animals if any prey on A.

Also known as Short-eared dog, short-eared fox, small-eared dog. African palm civet N. Leite Pitman and Williams, General reproductive behavior has not been formally studied in A. It has an incredibly varied diet; it primarily eats fish but also consumes insects, mammals including agoutis, marsupials and small rodentsbirds, reptiles, frogs and fruit 5.

Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Feral dogs pose a prominent threat to the population of short-eared dogs, as they facilitate the spread of diseases such as canine distemper and rabies to the wild population. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.

Much of what is known about A. During the last decade, its presence has been confirmed in several protected areas in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru 9.

Berta, Communication Channels visual acoustic chemical Other Communication Modes pheromones scent marks Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Food Habits An ongoing study at the Atelocynua Cashu Biological Station using scat samples to better understand the diet of A. Retrieved from ” https: The small-eared zorro is likely to occur in most protected areas that encompass large tracts of undisturbed forest in western Amazonia.

Short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis) longevity, ageing, and life history

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MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you kicrotis organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. Adults have been found with 2 or 3 pups in dens in hollow logs or paca burrows. Small-eared zorro conservation Although the small-eared zorro is protected on paper in most countries in which it occurs, this has not yet been backed up by specific conservation actions, although its presence was a major factor for conservation efforts in Alto Purus National Park, Peru 7 and in the Jamari National Forest, western Brazil 8.

A pair of captive individuals were also described as having a notably visible tapetum lucidumwhich caused the eyes to reflect brightly in conditions of low light.

Captive individuals in Bogota, Colombia were fed raw meat, kikuyu grass shoots, and foods that microtsi would typically eat. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes.

The footage confirms the presence of this species in the humid tropical savannah ecosystem, the so called Pampas del Heath, which form a part of the Bahuaja Sonene National Park. American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus.

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Angolan slender mongoose G. Sunda stink badger M. Civettictis African civet C. The field trip was part of the project “Conservation and sustainable tourism in the Heath river basin”, carried out by FZS and supported by Fund for the Americas. Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.