Canis latrans (Say, 1823)

Álvarez-Córdova, Fernando & Fernández, Jesús A., 2021, Medium-sized and large mammals of the pine-oak forests and grasslands of the Rancho Experimental Teseachi in Chihuahua, Mexico, Check List 17 (2), pp. 669-681 : 676-677

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https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.669

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scientific name

Canis latrans (Say, 1823)
status

 

Canis latrans (Say, 1823)

Coyote

Figure 2F

Material examined. MEXICO – Chihuahua • 15; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°46′32″N, 107°27′33″W; el- evation 2,191 m a.s.l.; 21 April, 20 May 2018; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova GoogleMaps 41; Municipality of Namiquipa; 28°46′42″N, 107°27′45″W; elevation 2,170 m a.s.l.; 21 April, 11 October , 12 December 2018; 26 January, 28 October 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova GoogleMaps 88; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°47′01″N, 107°28′12″W; elevation 2,138 m a.s.l.; 5 October, 12, 21 December 2018, 26 January 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova GoogleMaps 48; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°47′18″N, 107°28′36″W; elevation 2,121 GoogleMaps

m a.s.l.; 21 April , 5 October, 12, 21 December 2018, 26 January, 28 October 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova 2; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°47′30″N, 107°28′49″W; elevation 2,124 m a.s.l.; 11 October 2018; obs. F. Álvarez- Córdova GoogleMaps 2; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°27′39″N, 107°29′01″W; elevation 2,110 m a.s.l.; 21 December 2018; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova GoogleMaps 10; Municipality of Namiq- uipa; 28°47′49″N, 107°29′02″W; elevation 2,107 m a.s.l.; 13 October 2018, 18 January 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova; UACH-CF-6120-6325 GoogleMaps .

Identification. Canis latrans is the only species of the genus occurring in the study area. It has a dog-like body, the color of the pelage ranges from gray-brown to yellowbrown on the dorsum, and there is whitish fur ventrally. It has a long, narrow snout, the ears are triangular on top of the head, and the tail is long and bushy ( Bekoff 1977).

Distribution. Canada, USA, and Mexico to Panama ( Bekoff 1977). Recorded habitats in Chihuahua are sier- ras, valleys, and arid lands.

Remarks. Two members of the genus Canis Linnaeus, 1758 ( C. latrans and Gray Wolf, C. lupus Linnaeus, 1758 ) were sympatric in some parts of Chihuahua. However, C. lupus was extirpated in the state, possibly allowing for Coyote to expand its distribution.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Canidae

Genus

Canis