Arctic tod

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Arctic tod
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Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Canidae
Genus: Vulpes
Species: V. lagopus
Binomial name
Vulpes lagopus
Cypron-Range Vulpes lagopus.svg
Arctic tod range
Synonyms[3][4][5][6]

The Arctic tod (Vulpes lagopus), an aa spelled Airctic tod, an aa kent as the white tod, polar tod, or snaw tod, is a smaa tod native tae the Arctic regions o the Northren Hemisphere an common throuoot the Arctic tundra biome.[1][7] It is well adaptit tae livin in cauld environs. It haes a deep thick fur which is broun in simmer an white in winter. Its bouk lenth ranges frae 46 tae 68 cm (18 tae 27 in), wi a generally roondit bouk shape tae minimize the escape o bouk heat.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Angerbjörn, A. & Tannerfeldt, M. (2014). Vulpes lagopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-2.RLTS.T899A57549321.en
  2. Linnæus, Carl (1758). Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I (in Latin) (10th ed.). Holmiæ (Stockholm): Laurentius Salvius. p. 40. Archived frae the oreeginal on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  3. Oken, Lorenz (1816). Lehrbuch der Naturgeschichte. 3. Jena, Germany: August Schmid und Comp. p. 1033. 
  4. Merriam, C. Hart (1900). "Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition. I. Descriptions of twenty-six new mammals from Alaska and British North America". Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 2: 15–16. JSTOR 24525852. Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 March 2018. 
  5. Merriam, C. Hart (1902). "Four New Arctic Foxes". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 15: 171. Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 March 2018. 
  6. Merriam 1902, pp. 171–172.
  7. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.