Canis rufus

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Synonyms for Canis rufus

reddish-grey wolf of southwestern North America

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In recent years, some scientists have suggested that this subspecies is actually a distinct species, the eastern wolf (Canis lycaon), closely related to or even the same species as the red wolf (Canis rufus).
When English colonists first stepped ashore in North America, gray, or timber, wolves (Canis lupus) ranged across all of the future 48 contiguous states except for the southeastern coastal plain, which was the domain of the smaller red wolf (Canis rufus).
The red wolf (Canis rufus)--a smaller cousin of the gray wolf all but eliminated from its native southeastern United States--has been given a second chance through a landmark restoration program at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.
baileyi) and the red wolf (Canis rufus) were nearly extinct in the wild.
These areas are important for many migratory birds and our endangered red wolves (Canis rufus).
The red wolf is classified as Canis rufus, a distinct species (Goldman 1937), and its historic range has long been considered to be the southeastern United States as far west as Texas and as far north as Pennsylvania (Nowak 1995).
Population and Habitat Viability Assessment Workshop for the Red Wolf (Canis rufus).
Some of these, like the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), Mexican wolf, red wolf (Canis rufus), and black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), were on the brink of extinction and were being maintained only in captive breeding facilities before they were reintroduced back into historical habitats.
Captive propagation is perhaps most familiar through the reintroductions of such species as the whooping crane (Grus americana), red wolf (Canis rufus), and California condor (Gymnogyps californianus).
They provided the crucial opportunity to turn species such as the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), red wolf (Canis rufus), and black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) from almost certain extinction toward recovery.
The endangered red wolf (Canis rufus) was extinct in the wild 10 years ago, but today, with 70-80 wolves now roaming free in several areas of North Carolina, its future appears to be infinitely brighter.
(All native species SSPs include maintaining populations suitable for reintroductions.) SSPs have been developed for such North American species as the Puerto Rican crested toad (Peltophryne lemur), Attwater's greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), Wyoming toad (Bufo hemiophrys baxteri), black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), red wolf (Canis rufus), California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), and thick-billed parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha).