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Systematic status of wild Canis in North-central Texas

Southeastern Naturalist

By:
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DOI: 10.1656/058.009.0315

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Abstract

Skulls of wild Canis collected 2003–2004 in north-central Texas are morphometrically similar to a series taken there and in nearby areas in 1964–1971, which was considered to represent a population of Coyotes (C. latrans) modified through introgression from Red Wolves (C. rufus). A few of the new specimens closely resemble small examples of Red Wolves. Such affinity is supported by authoritative examination of living and videotaped animals. The persistence of influence of Red Wolves, long after presumed extirpation through hybridization and human persecution, may be relevant to wolf conservation.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Systematic status of wild Canis in North-central Texas
Series title:
Southeastern Naturalist
DOI:
10.1656/058.009.0315
Volume
9
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Humboldt Field Research Institute
Publisher location:
Steuben, ME
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Southeastern Naturalist
First page:
587
Last page:
594
Country:
United States
State:
Texas