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Canis latrans (Coyote)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The coyote (US /kaɪˈoʊti, ˈkaɪoʊt/; Canis latrans) is a canine native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the gray wolf, being roughly the North American equivalent to the Old World golden jackal, though it is larger and more predatory. It is listed as "least concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), on account of its wide distribution and abundance throughout North America, southwards through Mexico and into Central America. The species is versatile and able to adapt to environments modified by humans. As human activity has altered the landscape, the coyote's range has expanded. In 2013, coyotes were sighted in eastern Panama (across the Panama Canal from their home range) for the first time. The coyote is more closely related to the commo
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
1
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
10
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.12
EDGE Score: 1.42

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  29.211 lbs (13.25 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  250 grams
Male Weight [3]  23.369 lbs (10.60 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Endothermic [2]  60 %
Diet - Fish [2]  10 %
Diet - Scavenger [2]  30 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  9 months 4 days
Male Maturity [1]  9 months 4 days
Gestation [1]  63 days
Litter Size [1]  6
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  22 years
Nocturnal [4]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [3]  36 inches (91 cm)
Speed [5]  35.992 MPH (16.09 m/s)
Weaning [1]  60 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Emblem of

South Dakota

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Predators

Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)[6]
Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)[6]
Coragyps atratus (Black Vulture)[6]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[6]
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[6]

Consumers

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External References

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