Bat eared fox

Otocyon megalotis

CLASSIFICATION


  • Domain Eukarya- A Eukarya has a nucleus and other organelle surrounded within membranes
  • Kingdom Animalia - Most animal are able to move more rapidly then other animals. Most animal reproduce sexually.all animals are multicellular
  • Chordate - Chordates are organisms that owns a formation called notochord. They have bilateral symmetry which means that the left and right side both are the same. Chordate have three germs layers and an advanced coelom.(main body)
  • Class - The class Mammalian involves about 5000 species that is position in 26 orders. Mammals can be found in all continents, oceans, and on many islands in the world. Many mammals are vocal and interact with each other.
  • Carnivore - They live in forests ,deserts, plains, tundra, rivers, lakes, scrub lands, and ice. Carnivores live for a very long time. Many Carnivores have a thick coating
  • family- Candidates have really good speed and so they can get tired out and catch their prey. Their smell is sharp. Some species create packs with mating organizations and social ranking.
  • Genus- Otocyon
  • Species- Otocyon megalotis

GENERAL DESCRIPTION


  • Weight - 6.61 to 11.67 lb
  • Length - 18.11 to 25.98
  • Color- For male and female they both have a yellow and brown body. And some parts at the tip are black.
  • The Geographic Range is Ethiopia and southern Sudan to Tanzania and southern Angola and Rhodesia.
  • Diet- The bated fox mostly eats insects, lizards, birds, plants, eggs, chicks, dangerous scorpions, and sometimes small rodents.
  • Habitat description- Bat eared fox lives in the plains and savannas. And they dig their own home called a den.
  • Predators- Humans, jackals and birds of prey.

Physical adaptations

The bat fox has long ears that it uses it so that is can cover it's head from the sun. The reasons why they need it is because the environment that some of them are in has a lot of heat. It's fur help it protect from termites because the bat eared fox eats a lot of termites. The bat eared fox has sensitive ears that it can hear bugs underneath them. It helps them from predators that are stalking them and it helps then get their food. On the bat eared fox lower jaw. It has movement-like bump anchors, the big digastric muscle. That is helps it so it can chew faster on insects. The bat eared fox has claws. These claws help the bat eared fox to dig so they can make their own den.

Behavioral adaptations

The bat eared fox hang out close to packs of zebra, buffalo and other large mammals that bring insects. This helps them because they can get to their food easier.They have a group which has one male and up to three related breeding females. This help them be more protected form danger.The bat eared fox tends to chew pretty fast when they eat. They have to eat fast if their going to fill themselves up with bugs.The bat eared fox makes their dens. This helps the fox so they can be protected while they sleep. And while the females give birth.They are awake and active at night time when it's summer. Because at night it's a lot cooler so they won't have to worry about the heat.