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1 January 1991 BODY SIZE AND CONDITION OF COYOTES IN SOUTHERN TEXAS
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Body size and condition of coyotes (Canis latrans) from a high-density population in Webb County, Texas (USA) were analyzed for age, sex and seasonal differences during 1980 to 1986. Mean body mass was progressively greater for juvenile, yearling and adult coyotes. Males were heavier and longer than females in each age class. Indices of intraperitoneal fat deposits were similar between sexes. Juveniles continued growth from fall to spring. Adults and yearlings both lost intraperitoneal fat overwinter. Mean body mass of adults decreased overwinter but mass of yearlings did not differ significantly between fall and spring. Territorial and transient female coyotes did not differ in mean body mass, length or indices of subcutaneous fat deposits.

Windberg, Engeman, and Bromaghin: BODY SIZE AND CONDITION OF COYOTES IN SOUTHERN TEXAS
Lamar A. Windberg, Richard M. Engeman and Jeffery F. Bromaghin "BODY SIZE AND CONDITION OF COYOTES IN SOUTHERN TEXAS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(1), (1 January 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.1.47
Received: 1 May 1990; Accepted: ; Published: 1 January 1991
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