Historical and present distribution of coyote (Canis latrans) in Mexico and Central America

@article{HidalgoMihart2004HistoricalAP,
  title={Historical and present distribution of coyote (Canis latrans) in Mexico and Central America},
  author={Mircea G. Hidalgo-Mihart and Lisette Cant{\'u}-Salazar and Alberto Gonz{\'a}lez‐Romero and Carlos Alberto L{\'o}pez-Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
  year={2004},
  volume={31}
}
Aim  Coyote (Canis latrans) distribution in Mexico and Central America has expanded recently reaching the Yucatan peninsula, Belize and Panama, probably promoted by deforestation of tropical areas. Historically, the southern distribution of coyotes prior to European settlement in America was described as reaching only as far south as central Mexico and that introduction of livestock favoured migration of coyotes to southern Mexico and Central America. However, coyote fossil records in Central… 
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