Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
The kit fox is closely associated with desert regions from northern Mexico and southwestern USA. Today, there is little information about the distribution of the Mexican subspecies. A survey of kit fox in the desert regions of Nuevo Leon, Mexico was conducted. The kit fox is restricted to a grassland habitat with less than 600 km2 in the southwestern part of the state. It is very closely associated with the Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) distribution. The habitat lost by agriculture and vehicle traffic are a serious threat for this species. The kit fox in Nuevo Leon must be considered as threatened.