Southeastern Coyote (Canis latrans frustror)

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  1.   1.  Common Names
  2.   2.  'Souls Range
  3.   3.  Appearance
  4.   4.  Other Characteristics
    1.   4.1  Survival
    2.   4.2  Luperci
  5.   5.  Citations

Coyote Subspecies Map. North American Subspecies Map. See also: world species map.

1.  Common Names

Southeastern Coyote

2.  'Souls Range

Southeastern and extreme eastern Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

Canis latrans frustror, from qnr@Flickr

3.  Appearance

The Southeastern Coyote is a medium-sized subspecies, occupying the middling range between the large Northeastern Coyote and the Mountain Coyote. They sport a rich coloration, close to that of their neighbor the Mexican Coyote. They tend to be rusty brown and mahogany in coloration, possessing a creamy underside and a darker backside. Theories have proposed that this subspecies of coyote interbred with remnant Red Wolf populations, absorbing the Red Wolf species as their populations decreased.

4.  Other Characteristics

4.1  Survival

These canines flourished as many others did following the demise of humanity; however, some years after the initial end of civilization, the Southeastern coyotes began experiencing competition from various groups of wolves and other coyote subspecies, intent on reclaiming their ancestral ranges. Although there was no war such as the one in southern California, competition for land, food, and other resources was fierce, and so these canines did not prosper as much as they might have, and in fact suffered a slight reduction of territory.

Canis latrans frustror, from qnr@Flickr

4.2  Luperci

These canines are almost completely Luperci; their home range is virtually surrounded by various other canine species, and their central location meant that various travelers were often amongst their midst, bringing with them the Luperci virus and the benefits that accompanied it. Some live humanized lifestyles, but many coyotes still prefer their feral ways, finding it difficult to settle with so many wolf populations around.

5.  Citations

  1. Wikipedia.org