red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
The Common Fox. Canis vulpes var. flavescens.
Title: Dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes: a monograph of the Canidae. With woodcuts, and 45 coloured plates drawn from nature by J.G. Keulemans and hand-coloured
Year: 1890 (1890s)
Authors: Mivart, St. George Jackson, 1827-1900
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes), largest of the true foxes, has the greatest geographic range of all members of the Carnivora family, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia. Vulpes vulpes females are called vixens, and young cubs, pups, or kits. The scientific term vulpes derives from the Latin word for fox.