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Composition and stability of coyote families and territories in North Dakota

Prairie Naturalist

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Abstract

Coyote (Canis latrans) families studied in North Dakota during 1976 to 1978 contained three or more adults during the spring-summer season, and they occupied large contiguous, non-overlapping territories. Coyote territories averaged 61 km2 during the spring-summer season and 30 km2 during fall-winter season. Three of four families occupied territories that were similar in size for two consecutive years; however, boundaries changed within individual families when one or both alpha adults were killed. All coyotes replacing dead alpha adults were 1 year old.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Composition and stability of coyote families and territories in North Dakota
Series title:
Prairie Naturalist
Volume
19
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 107-114
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Prairie Naturalist
First page:
107
Last page:
114
Number of Pages:
7