brush wolf


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Related to brush wolf: prairie wolf
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Noun1.brush wolf - small wolf native to western North Americabrush wolf - 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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Canis latrans has been called the brush wolf and the prairie wolf.
Groups and individuals opposing wolf restoration have already latched onto the current debate, declaring that the role of the eastern wolf is filled by the large, resident eastern coyote, which many call the "brush wolf." If scientists determine that the Laurentides animal is the most suitable for Northeast reintroduction, but cannot definitively prove its earlier existence there, would the public accept a species whose original range may have stopped short of the proposed reintroduction area?