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1 September 2010 Systematic Status of Wild Canis in North-Central Texas
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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.

L. David Mech and Ronald M. Nowak "Systematic Status of Wild Canis in North-Central Texas," Southeastern Naturalist 9(3), (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.1656/058.009.0315
Published: 1 September 2010
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