bat-eared fox, noun phrase

The small southern African mammal Otocyon megalotis, with silver-grey coat, black legs and face, and large ears.
1975 Dict. of Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. 16Bat-eared fox,..Small harmless fox with relatively large ears.
1985 C. Walker Signs of Wild (1987) 53The bat-eared fox is not, as its name implies, a true fox.
1989 Weekend Argus 4 Mar. (Our Living World) 8Four of South Africa’s loveliest animals — the endangered riverine rabbit, the cheetah, vervet monkey and the bat-eared fox.
1990 Afr. Wildlife Vol.44 No.5, 316The bat-eared fox is perhaps the most engaging of the five members of the dog family occurring in South Africa. Its appeal derives in part from its appearance, with its disproportionately large ears.
The small southern African mammal Otocyon megalotis, with silver-grey coat, black legs and face, and large ears.

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