Foxes: Cape fox (Vulpes chama), Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), side-striped jackal (Canis adustus), silver fox or red fox (Vulpes vulpes), corsac fox (Vulpes corsac)
Drawing of five species of foxes
Date published 1920
Source Encyclopedia Americana, 1920, Vol. 11, between p. 566 and 567.
1 Cape Fox or Lalande's Dog = Cape fox (Vulpes chama)
2 Arctic Fox = Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus)
3 Side-striped Jackal or Quaha = side-striped jackal (Canis adustus)
4 Silver Fox = red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
5 Corsac Fox = corsac fox (Vulpes corsac)
The Cape fox (Vulpes chama), also called the cama fox or the silver-backed fox, is a small fox. It has black or silver gray fur with flanks and underside in light yellow. The tip of its tail is always black. It is widespread in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa.
The Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome.
The side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) is a species of jackal, native to east and southern Africa. Unlike its cousin, the smaller black-backed jackal, which dwells in open plains, the side-striped jackal primarily dwells in woodland and scrub areas.
The silver fox is a melanistic form of red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Silver foxes display a great deal of pelt variation: some are completely black except for a white coloration on the tip of the tail, some are bluish-grey, and some may have a cinereous color on the sides.
The corsac fox (Vulpes corsac), also known simply as a corsac, is a medium-sized fox found in steppes, semi-deserts and deserts in Central Asia, ranging into Mongolia and northeastern China.