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Vulpes \Vul"pes\, n. [L., a fox.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of Carnivora including the foxes.


' Vulpes ' is a genus of the Canidae. The members of this genus are colloquially referred to as true foxes, meaning they form a proper clade. The word " fox" occurs on the common names of species. True foxes are distinguished from members of the genus Canis such as dogs, wolves, coyotes, and jackals by their smaller size (5-11 kg) and flatter skulls. They have black, triangular markings between their eyes and nose, and the tips of their tails are often a different color from the rest of their pelts. The typical lifespan for this genus is between two and four years, but can reach up to a decade.

For animals commonly known as "foxes", but which are not true foxes, see Fox#Classification.

Vulpes (band)

Vulpes (aka Las VulpeSS) was the first Spanish all-female punk rock band, formed in Barakaldo ( Greater Bilbao, Basque Country) in the summer of 1982. They became famous the following year when they appeared on TV programme Caja de Ritmos, performing their song "Me Gusta Ser una Zorra" ("I Like Being a Slut"). The song is a cover of The Stooges song " I Wanna Be Your Dog" with adapted Spanish lyrics. Many viewers complained about their performance, which led to a media scandal and court case.

To capitalise on the attention, the song was recorded and released as a single by Dos Rombos records, which went on to sell 12000 copies. However, legal difficulties created problems for the group on their promotional tour. The band dissolved in 1983 although they reformed briefly in 1985 to play some gigs.

Lupe Vázquez died in 1993. The remaining Vulpes reformed for a concert in 2005. An album of rerecordings, Me Gusta Ser, was released in 2006.

Usage examples of "vulpes".

Vail stepped back from Vulpes and turned to Woodward, who was leaning against a bench, smiling.

Here was a psychotic madman living comfortably in an insane asylum, where he has convinced all the doctors that he has been miraculously transformed into a real sweetheart named Raymond Vulpes, who was perfectly sane.

They sat down, Vail and Vulpes facing each other and Woodward at one end of the table, like the moderator on a talk show.

Only one thing was on his mind: Aaron Stampler - or Raymond Vulpes - one and the same, unchanged, he was certain.

Vulpes with the staff and would not until he had analysed his meeting with Vulpes and Woodward and formed a beginning strategy for dealing with the situation.

He knew that somewhere in that tape Vulpes had revealed himself - purposely - to taunt Vail.

Nothing incriminating, just Vulpes letting Vail know that he was still Aaron Stampler and that he had successfully scammed them all.

The revelation that Aaron Stampler had become Raymond Vulpes created the biggest buzz among the group.

He regards Vulpes as his personal medical victory and Vulpes knows it.

I walked into the room and met Stampler - or Vulpes - for the first time in ten years.

Grosso had a Hi8 videocamera secreted in her athletic bag so she could videotape Vulpes without being detected.

Terry bring Vulpes to the halfway house and help him carry his belongings to the second-floor room.

They listened on the monitor when Vulpes entered his room, and Morris, using a 500mm telephoto lens, videotaped him through the open window of the room.

Dobson followed Vulpes to a three-storey open-atrium mall in the downtown section.

Grosso stayed half a city block behind Vulpes while Dobson tracked him from the opposite side of the atrium.