Learn more about the Small-eared zorro – with amazing Small-eared zorro photos and facts on Arkive. In book: Canids: Species status and conservation. Action Plan, Edition: , Chapter: 3 – The short eared dog (Atelocynus microtis), Publisher. Primer registro de un cánido (Atelocynus microtis) depredando a un caecilian amphibian. Article (PDF Available) · December with

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Atelocynus microtis has also been observed erecting the hairs on the tip of its tail when it becomes excited, suggesting the common name given to these dogs by the natives of the Rio Tapojoz region of Brazil: Steller sea lion E.

Short-eared dog

It is probably commoner, however, for domestic and feral dogs to transmit diseases to the short-eared dog. Malabar large-spotted civet V. Diurnal Active during the day. Biota Neotropica8 4: There are few reports of short-eared mifrotis being hunted for meat and no reports of hunting for fur. It is thought that the female small-eared zorro gives birth in May or June, using the burrows of other animals or hollow logs as a den for the young 5. Females of this species are about one-third larger than males.

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Smithsonian Wild William J. Mammal Species of the World: Small-eared dogs are generalist carnivores, but also appear to eat some fruits as well.

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

It ranges from dark to reddish-grey, but can also be nearly navy blue, coffee brown, dark grey or chestnut-grey until to black, microgis the coat is short, with thick and bristly fur. The small-eared zorro inhabits undisturbed rainforest in the Amazon lowlands, where it is thought to favour areas close to rivers and creeks 5.


Ailurus Red panda A. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. The greatest threats faced by the small-eared zorro are diseases contracted from domestic dogs and habitat loss, as a result of the large-scale forest conversion that is taking place in the Amazon basin. Due to its elusive nature, there is not a great deal of information on the small-eared zorro in the wild.

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 Cocha Cashu Biological Station using scat samples to better understand the diet of A. Atelocynus Cabrera It may NOT be used within Apps.

South American sea lion O. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Southern spotted skunk S. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Given their strong odor, the anal gland secretions are likely used as a device for communication.

The dog eats fruit and disperses the seeds, thereby contributing to the regeneration of the Amazon rainforest. Crocuta Spotted hyena C. They may be prey to ocelotsjaguarsand pumas.

In other words, Central and South America. FZS operates microtix nine national protected areas, helping to conserve more than 8 million hectares of the mega-diverse east slope of the Andes and the Amazonian Berta, ; Leite Pitman and Williams, ; Macdonald, The project seeks to monitor the main endemic species of the area.


Owston’s palm civet C. Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. It avoids humans in the atelocyuns environment. Molina’s hog-nosed skunk C.

Conepatus Hog-nosed skunks Molina’s hog-nosed skunk C. Burton; International Wildlife Encyclopedia, Geographic Range Atelocynus microtis is native to the northern part of South America and has been found in the Amazon basin regions of Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.

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A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Because studies of ateocynus investment have not been formally conducted in A. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The excited male sprays a musk produced by the tail glands.

There is very little data on communication in small-eared dogs. Share this image — Hide sharing options. Sulawesi palm civet M. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Views Read Edit View history.