The short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis), also known as the short-eared zorro or small-eared dog, is a unique and shy canid species endemic to the Amazonian basin. It is the only species assigned to the genus Atelocynus.
short-ear fox, blue-eyed fox, savannah fox and black fox are all other names that it is known by, often from Portuguese or Spanish.
Two subspecies are recognized.
They are found throughout much of the Amazon, and seems to prefer areas with little human disturbance.
Its diet consists of fish insects and small mammals.
Feral dogs are one of the biggest threats, both through direct attacks, but also for the illnesses that they carry. It is not currently threatened.