Landscape Influence on Canis Morphological and Ecological Variation in a Coyote-Wolf C. lupus × latrans Hybrid Zone, Southeastern Ontario

@article{Sears2003LandscapeIO,
  title={Landscape Influence on Canis Morphological and Ecological Variation in a Coyote-Wolf C. lupus × latrans Hybrid Zone, Southeastern Ontario},
  author={H. J. Sears and J. Theberge and M. T. Theberge and I. Thornton and G. D. Campbell},
  journal={Canadian Field-Naturalist},
  year={2003},
  volume={117},
  pages={589-600}
}
The ecology of Coyote-Wolf ( Canis latrans × C. lupus ) hybrids has never fully been typified. We studied morphological and ecological variation in Canis within a region of Coyote-Wolf hybridization in southeastern Ontario. We assessed Canis morphology from standard body measurements and ten skull measurements of adult specimens and found that Canis in this region are morphologically intermediate between Algonquin Provincial Park Wolves ( C. lupus lycaon ) and Coyotes, indicating a latrans… Expand

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