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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Berta, ; Leite and Williams, Primary Mocrotis 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. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.

Because small-eared dogs are so elusive, there have been only a few reports of them having positive economic importance for humans. 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.

The fur of the small-eared zorro is short and dense — either an adaptation to a habitat in which rain is frequent or to a partially aquatic lifestyle 4 — and is typically dark brown in colour, with scattered white hairs on the upperparts creating a grizzled appearance 6.


Individuals may exhibit different color patterns, but it remains unclear if these variations reflect age, distribution, molt, or microotis factors. Views Read Edit View history.

The short-eared dog is currently considered near threatened by IUCN. Apart from its superficial resemblance to the bush dogthe short-eared dog seems not to be closely related to any fox-like or wolf-like canid. The short-eared dog has short and slender limbs with short and rounded ears.

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Swift fox Micortis velox. Little information is known about the mating system of A. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. There are very few records of A.

Short-eared dog

Within these lowland forests, there are records of A. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. South American fur seal A. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.

Short-eared dog – Wikipedia

Pups have also been found in the months of April, September, November, and December, suggesting that atlocynus occurs during the dry season. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

It has an incredibly varied diet; it primarily eats fish but also consumes insects, mammals including micotis, marsupials and small rodentsbirds, reptiles, frogs and fruit 5. Arctonyx Hog badger A. Australian sea lion N.


Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email.

African clawless otter A. Berta, ; Leite Pitman and Williams, ; Macdonald, Eastern lowland olingo B.

Also known as Short-eared dog, short-eared fox, small-eared dog. Compared to related species of South American foxessmall-eared dogs are fairly large. This wild dog is mainly a carnivorewith fish, insects, and small mammals making up the majority of its diet. 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. Southern spotted skunk S. Because studies of parental investment have not been formally conducted in A.

It is probably commoner, however, for domestic and feral dogs to transmit diseases to the short-eared dog.