SAINMHÍNIÚ small critically endangered canid with a dark brown grizzled coat, hind legs which are almost black, feet which are buff in colour and a whitish throat (see graphics) TAGAIRT COM-EN based on:<br>• "Mammals of the Neotropics: The central neotropics: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil" by John Frederick Eisenberg, Kent Hubbard Redford, University of Chicago Press 1999, p. 525, http://books.google.com/books?id=p2MDAzCeQQoC&pg=PA525&dq=%22darwin's+fox%22&hl=en&ei=zPNWTN-fIsuTjAenoc3DBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDoQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=%22darwin's%20fox%22&f=false <br>• IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/41586/0 <br>• Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin's_Fox <br>• "The biology and conservation of wild canids" by David Whyte Macdonald, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Oxford University Press 2004, p. 81, http://books.google.com/books?id=VJtk_w6Ys8gC&pg=PA82&dq=%22darwin's+fox%22&hl=en&ei=mNRXTMumOIOQjAe80bDUCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22darwin's%20fox%22&f=false <BR>[3.8.2010]
NÓTA Distribution: endemic to Chile. Two subpopulations: one on Chiloé Island off the west coast of Chile and another in Nahuelbuta National Park on the mainland. Charles Darwin observed and was the first to describe this small endemic fox on Chiloé Island in 1834. Darwin's fox has the smallest geographic range of any living canid. <br> Classified as "critically endangered" in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The population amounts to fewer than 250 mature individuals and is in decline.