also known as the Warrah and occasionally
as the Falkland Island Wolf or Antarctic Wolf,
was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands.
This endemic canid became extinct in 1876 (on West Falkland island),
the only known canid to have gone extinct in historical times.
The most closely related species to the monotypic
genus Dusicyon among
southern hemisphere foxes is Pseudalopex griseus,
the culpeo or Patagonian fox,
which itself has been introduced to the Falkland
Islands in modern times.
It was known from both West and East Falkland, but it
is unknown if the varieties were much differentiated.
The fur of the Falkland Island Fox had a tawny colour.
The tip of the tail was white. The diet is unknown.
Due to the absence of native rodents on the Falklands,
its diet probably consisted of ground-nesting birds such as
geese and penguins, grubs and insects, as well as
seashore scavenging (Allen 1942).
They are sometimes said to have dwelt in burrows.
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