A Comparison of Body Mass of Canis latrans (Coyotes) Between Eastern and Western North America

@inproceedings{Way2007ACO,
  title={A Comparison of Body Mass of Canis latrans (Coyotes) Between Eastern and Western North America},
  author={Jonathan G. Way},
  year={2007}
}
  • J. Way
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Environmental Science
Abstract Contrary to previous literature concluding that body size of Canis latrans (coyotes) does not increase in North America with decreasing longitude, this study presents data from different regions and concludes that northeastern coyotes are the largest extant version of coyote. Male coyotes from northeastern North America (16.4 ± 1.5 [SD] kg, range = 14.2–20.4) were heavier than females from the northeast (14.7 ± 1.6 kg, range = 11.9–17.9) and were also heavier than male (10.6 ± 1.0 kg… 

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