Canis latrans

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Noun1.Canis latrans - small wolf native to western North AmericaCanis latrans - small wolf native to western North America
wolf - any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
coydog - offspring of a coyote and a dog
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It is too tranquil for the ursus horridus; if it were the canis latrans, the voice would betray it.
From 1996 through 1999 in central coastal California, 21 Canis latrans coyotes (3 juveniles [<1 year of age] and 18 adults) and 42 Procyon lotor raccoons (11 juveniles and 31 adults) were trapped.
Scientists noted another trait common to both red wolves and eastern wolves--the tendency to hybridize with coyotes, Canis latrans (Wilson et al.
We also chose coyotes Canis latrans and bobcats Lynx rufus because they are top predators in the system and require fairly large areas of contiguous habitats (Nielsen and Woolf, 2001; Atwood et al.
Denning and foraging habits of red foxes, Vulpes vulpes, and their interactions with coyotes, Canis latrans, in central Alberta, 1972-1981.
The stomach contents of 50 specimens of the coyote Canis latrans from the Vizcaino Desert of northwestern Mexico were analyzed to determine predation level of this species upon the endangered population of Baja California pronghorn.
Winter-spring food habits of an island population of coyote Canis latrans in Baja California, Mexico.
Number Species trapped Diclelphis virginiana (Opossum) 629 Procyon lotor (Raccoon) 333 Lynx rufus (Bobcat) 62 Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk) 33 Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail) 20 Canis latrans (Coyote) 18 Canis familiaris (Domestic Dog) 2 Felis catus (Domestic Cat) 1 Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox) 1 Vulpes vulges (Red Fox) 1 Sciurus carolinensis (Grey Squirrel) 1 Sciurus niger (Fox Squirrel) 1 Table 3.