Taxon profile


Arctic Fox
Alopex lagopus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Canidae - dogs and allies

Scientific synonyms

Canis fuliginosus Bechstein, 1799
Canis groenlandicus Bechstein, 1799
Canis lagopus Linnaeus, 1758
Vulpes arctica Oken, 1816
Vulpes lagopus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Alopex lagopus foragorapusis (nomen nudum) n

Other names

= Blue Fox
= Greenland Arctic Fox
= Ice Fox
= Polar Fox

IUCN category:Least Concern



Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Echinococcus multilocularis Leuckart, 1863, Sarcocystis alces Dahlgren et Gjerde, 2008

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 10

subspecies Alopex lagopus beringensis Merriam, 1902 - Bering Islands Arctic Fox
subspecies Alopex lagopus fuliginosus (Bechstein, 1799) - Iceland Arctic Fox

Alopex lagopus fuliginosus - Iceland Arctic Fox

subspecies Alopex lagopus groenlandicus Bechstein, 1799
subspecies Alopex lagopus hallensis Merriam, 1900

Alopex lagopus hallensis

subspecies Alopex lagopus innuitus Merriam, 1902
subspecies Alopex lagopus lagopus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Alopex lagopus lagopus

subspecies Alopex lagopus pribilofensis Merriam, 1902 - Pribilof Island Arctic Fox

Alopex lagopus pribilofensis - Pribilof Island Arctic Fox

subspecies Alopex lagopus semenovi Ognev, 1931
subspecies Alopex lagopus spitzbergenensis Barrett-Hamilton & Bonhote, 1898
subspecies Alopex lagopus ungava Merriam, 1902

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305285]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Alopex lagopus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [899]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Alopex lagopus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Vulpes lagopus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Alopex lagopus (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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