The Culpeo (Lycalopex culpaeus), sometimes known as the Patagonian Fox or (Common) Andean Fox, is a South American species of wild dog. Juan Ignacio Molina ( June 24, 1740 &ndash September 12, 1829) was a Chilean priest and naturalist. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a In Biology, a species is one of the basic units of Biological classification and a Taxonomic rank. It is the second largest native canid on the continent after the Maned Wolf. The Canidae (ˈkænədiː ′kanə′dē family is a part of the order Carnivora within the Mammals (Class Mammalia A continent is one of several large Landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by Convention rather than any strict criteria with seven regions The Maned Wolf ( Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid of South America, resembling a big fox with reddish fur In its appearance it bears many similarities to the widely recognized red fox. The Red Fox ( Vulpes vulpes) is a Mammal of the order Carnivora. It has grey and reddish fur, a white chin, reddish legs, and a stripe on its back that may be barely visible.
Its distribution extends from Ecuador and Peru to the southern regions of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Ecuador topics. Peru (Perú Piruw Piruw officially the Republic of Peru ( reˈpuβlika del peˈɾu is a country in western South America. Llao LLaojpg|thumb|250px| Lake Nahuel Huapi, near Bariloche, Argentina Tierra del Fuego ( Spanish for " Land of Fire " in English tiˈɛərə dɛl ˈfweɪgoʊ] Spanish ˈtjerað̞elˈfweɰo is an Archipelago It is most common on the western slopes of the Andes, where it inhabits open country and deciduous forests. The Andes form the world's longest exposed Mountain range. They lie as a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America. A forest is an area with a high density of Trees There are many definitions of a forest based on various criteria Populations of the Culpeo are also found in some of the westernmost of the Falkland Islands, where they were introduced by humans. Human beings, humans or man (Origin 1590–1600 L homō man OL hemō the earthly one (see Humus The extinct Falkland Islands Wolf was probably a close relative. In Biology and Ecology, extinction is the cessation of existence of a Species or group of taxa. The Falkland Islands Wolf ( Dusicyon australis) also known as the Warrah and occasionally as the Falkland Islands Dog, Falkland Islands Fox
The Culpeo's diet consists largely of rodents, rabbits, birds and lizards, and to a lesser extent, plant material and carrion. This article is primarily about the human diet For a discussion of animal diets see List of feeding behaviours. Rodentia is an order of Mammals also known as rodents, characterised by two continuously-growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws which must Rabbits are small Mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world Birds ( class Aves) are bipedal endothermic ( Warm-blooded) Vertebrate animals that lay eggs. Lizards are a large and widespread group of Reptiles of the order Squamata, with nearly 5000 species and ranging across all continents except Plants are living Organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. Carrion (from the Latin caro, meaning meat refers to the carcass of a dead animal The Culpeo does attack sheep on occasion, and is therefore often hunted or poisoned.  In some regions it has become rare, but overall the species is not threatened with extinction.