Arctic tod

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Arctic tod
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Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Canidae
Genus: Vulpes
Species: V. lagopus
Binomial name
Vulpes lagopus
Linnaeus, 1758[2]
Cypron-Range Vulpes lagopus.svg
Arctic fox range
Synonyms
  • Alopex lagopus
    Linnaeus, 1758
  • Canis lagopus
    Linnaeus, 1758
  • Canis fuliginosus
    Bechstein, 1799
  • Canis groenlandicus
    Bechstein, 1799
  • Vulpes arctica
    Oken, 1816
  • Vulpes hallensis
    Merriam, 1900
  • Vulpes pribilofensis
    Merriam, 1903
  • Vulpes beringensis
    Merriam, 1903

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][3] 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.; Hersteinsson, P.; Tannerfeldt, M. (2008). "Alopex lagopus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  2. Linnæus, Carl (1758). Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I (in Latin) (10 ed.). Holmiæ (Stockholm): Laurentius Salvius. p. 40. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  3. 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.