Canis rufus


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Related to Canis rufus: Sylvilagus aquaticus, Red Wolves
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Noun1.Canis rufus - reddish-grey wolf of southwestern North AmericaCanis rufus - reddish-grey wolf of southwestern North America
wolf - any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
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A longstanding curiosity has been the degree of genetic closeness between wolves in the eastern United States and Canada - the red wolf, Canis rufus, and the eastern Canadian wolf, Canis lycaon - and the larger gray wolf found in western North American, Canis lupus.
The work could help conservationists maintain reintroduced populations of Canis rufus rufus, as the red wolf is known, which first became extinct in the wild about 30 years ago.
Canis rufus has a long-slender ramus with a long-slender canine (Paradiso and Nowak, 1972), while TERA 154 is deeper and shorter yet has a heavier canine.