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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Foxes were the dominant canine predator in all the years after red wolves disappeared [1920, extinction of Florida subspecies, Canis rufus floridanus.--Ed.] and before coyotes arrived.
Mitochondrial DNA analysis supports extensive hybridization of the endangered red wolf (Canis rufus).
During 2009-2011, we conducted a study to better understand coyote interactions with red wolves (Canis rufus) in northeastern North Carolina (NENC).
To the south of grey wolf territory, another species, the red wolf (Canis rufus), once lived.
Dentro de la gama de tonos en la coloracion del coyote, se ha documentado en algunos sitios de los Estados Unidos la presencia de organismos melanicos (Gipson 1976) en los cuales esta manifestacion ha sido atribuida a la hibridizacion con lobos rojos (Canis rufus) y perros domesticos (Canis familiaris) siendo relativamente comun historicamente, habiendose documentado hasta en un 20% de la poblacion (Caro 2005).
With the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) and the red wolf (Canis rufus), it is one of only three carnivores in North America to have been eliminated from the wild, bred in captivity, and reintroduced to the wild.
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.
This award was presented to Will Waddell, the program manager and Coordinator of the AZA Species Survival Plan [R] (SSP) for red wolves (Canis rufus).