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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Scat samples also contained insects and the remains of mammals such as agoutismarsupialsand small rodents. Multiple sightings of small-eared dogs in and around rivers, coupled with their partial interdigital membrane, have led to the belief that they are at least partially aquatic.

Common canine distemper virus and canine parvovirus affect this species and are transmitted through domestic and feral dogs. Small-toothed palm civet A. Yellow-billed pintail Anas georgica.

Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme. Crab-eating fox Cerdocyon thous.

Rodents of Unusual Size. Accessed April 18, at http: Furthermore, at present no known short-eared dogs are being held in captivity, although there have been individuals held in zoos in the past. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. Small Indian civet V. However, like all mammals, females invest substantially in gestation and lactation and young have been observed with females, suggesting some period of dependency.


There are no unequivocal data on what animals if any prey on A. 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. In a couple of scat samples, Euterpe precatoria fruit was germinating.

The short-eared dog has a distinctive fox-like muzzle and bushy tail. South American fur seal A. Arctonyx Hog badger A. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.

In Peru, the species was recently taken off the list of protected species.

It avoids humans in the natural environment. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Based on the finding of a juvenile carcass, it is believed that small-eared dogs give birth in May or June.

ADW: Atelocynus microtis: INFORMATION

Given their strong odor, the anal gland secretions are likely used as a device for communication. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! African striped weasel P. Crocuta Spotted hyena C. The project seeks to monitor the main endemic species of the area. Which species are on the road to recovery? 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.

Accessed December 31, at https: Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Retrieved 25 December There are few reports of short-eared dogs being hunted for meat and no reports of hunting for fur. Breeding season Breeding season is unknown but breeding is thought to be seasonal. Galidia Ring-tailed mongoose G.


Short-eared dog

The Encyclopedia of MammalsVol. 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. 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 atelochnus for conservation efforts in Alto Purus National Park, Peru 7 and in the Jamari Taelocynus Forest, western Brazil 8.

Nothing is known of the expected lifespan of A. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. Berta, ; Leite Pitman and Williams, ; Macdonald, FZS operates within nine national protected microyis, helping to conserve more than 8 million hectares of the mega-diverse east slope of the Andes and ate,ocynus Amazonian Retrieved from ” https: Cystophora Hooded seal C.

American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. It moves with feline lightness unparalleled among the other canids.