bat-eared fox


bat–eared fox

noun \ˈbat-ˌird-\

Definition of BAT-EARED FOX

:  a large-eared yellowish-gray fox (Otocyon megalotis) that inhabits arid unforested areas of eastern and southern Africa

First Known Use of BAT-EARED FOX

1930

bat-eared fox

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis)—Mark Boulton—The National Audubon Society Collection/Photo Researchers

Species (Otocyon megalotis) of large-eared fox found in open, arid areas of eastern and southern Africa. It has 48 teeth (six more than any other canine) and, except for its unusually large ears, looks like the red fox. It grows to a length of about 32 in. (80 cm), including a 12-in. (30-cm) tail, and weighs 7–10 lbs (3–4.5 kg). It lives alone or in small groups and feeds primarily on insects, especially termites.

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