Are Wolves And Coyotes Related?

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Are Wolves And Coyotes Related?

Post by midnightmistwolf » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:49 pm

Well, I think wolves and coyotes are related because they look the same... Are they related?
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Re: Are Wolves And Coyotes Related?

Post by timberwolf12162 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:39 pm

Well yes, the redwolf that is down in the south has been made by Coyotes and Wolves. The canine is the coyote, dog, wolf, jackal, fox, (etc.) And if you look at a wolf picture and a coyote picture, they will look very alike. The coyote is mostly down in the south west and south east like around Georgia, AL, SC, Texas, (etc.) But Coyotes like being like "loners" unlike wolves that work together as a pack. Making this different for the genes of the redwolf. The redwolf lives in packs but yet they live in the south, and they have a red like coat and are small like the coyote but they have team work like a wolf. The genes are another thing, to make the redwolf they crossed a coyote and a wolf in the wild and that made the redwolf.

The canine can only cross genes with its same family or genus. So like my exaple with the red wolf. Coyote(Gene cross)Gray Wolf = RedWolf

I hope that helped, I love all animals so I study them and we used to have a redwolf den right behind are old house. Well if you have anymore questions I will be sure to help you answer them. :D

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Re: Are Wolves And Coyotes Related?

Post by midnightmistwolf » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:53 pm

Neat!
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Re: Are Wolves And Coyotes Related?

Post by king1-7 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:59 pm

timberwolf12162 wrote:Well yes, the redwolf that is down in the south has been made by Coyotes and Wolves. The canine is the coyote, dog, wolf, jackal, fox, (etc.) And if you look at a wolf picture and a coyote picture, they will look very alike. The coyote is mostly down in the south west and south east like around Georgia, AL, SC, Texas, (etc.) But Coyotes like being like "loners" unlike wolves that work together as a pack. Making this different for the genes of the redwolf. The redwolf lives in packs but yet they live in the south, and they have a red like coat and are small like the coyote but they have team work like a wolf. The genes are another thing, to make the redwolf they crossed a coyote and a wolf in the wild and that made the redwolf.

The canine can only cross genes with its same family or genus. So like my exaple with the red wolf. Coyote(Gene cross)Gray Wolf = RedWolf

I hope that helped, I love all animals so I study them and we used to have a redwolf den right behind are old house. Well if you have anymore questions I will be sure to help you answer them. :D

I think that's a theory that is still being debated by scientists.
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Re: Are Wolves And Coyotes Related?

Post by timberwolf12162 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:30 pm

I watched something on RedWolves on Animal Planet.... and yeah It is neat to know about Canines

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Re: Are Wolves And Coyotes Related?

Post by pawnee » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:11 pm

timberwolf12162 wrote:Well yes, the redwolf that is down in the south has been made by Coyotes and Wolves. The canine is the coyote, dog, wolf, jackal, fox, (etc.) And if you look at a wolf picture and a coyote picture, they will look very alike. The coyote is mostly down in the south west and south east like around Georgia, AL, SC, Texas, (etc.) But Coyotes like being like "loners" unlike wolves that work together as a pack. Making this different for the genes of the redwolf. The redwolf lives in packs but yet they live in the south, and they have a red like coat and are small like the coyote but they have team work like a wolf. The genes are another thing, to make the redwolf they crossed a coyote and a wolf in the wild and that made the redwolf.

The canine can only cross genes with its same family or genus. So like my exaple with the red wolf. Coyote(Gene cross)Gray Wolf = RedWolf

I hope that helped, I love all animals so I study them and we used to have a redwolf den right behind are old house. Well if you have anymore questions I will be sure to help you answer them. :D
that theory is still being debated among biologists and the research community. Even if hybridization did occur, scientists don`t know how recent that hybridization has taken place and how this affects the population fully.


wolves and coyotes are related because both are canines, the same way people and apes are related although I would think coyotes and wolves are more closely so.
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Re: Are Wolves And Coyotes Related?

Post by OceanWolf » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:36 pm

Here is some information I found on wikipedia.org, I can't say that its entirely accurate, but I would think most of it is true.
wikipedia.org wrote:The coyote (IPA: /kaɪˈoʊti, ˈkaɪoʊt/[3]) (Canis latrans), also known as the prairie wolf,[4] is a species of canid found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama in the south, north through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It occurs as far north as Alaska and all but the northernmost portions of Canada.[5] There are currently 19 recognized subspecies, with 16 in Canada, Mexico and the United States, and 3 in Central America.[6] Unlike its cousin the Gray Wolf, which is Eurasian in origin, the coyote evolved in North America 2 MYA alongside the Dire Wolf.[7] Unlike the wolf, the coyote's range has expanded in the wake of human civilization, and coyotes readily reproduce in metropolitan areas.[8] It is thought by certain experts that the coyote's North American origin may account for its greater adaptability than the wolf, due to North America's greater prehistoric predation pressures.[7]
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Re: Are Wolves And Coyotes Related?

Post by CLBaileyi » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:26 pm

Wolves and coyotes are both members of the Canine family, but they are not like wolves and dogs in the concept of (closely related). There are some good articles about canine evolution in the Canid specialist group's website: I suggest that you take a look at it to show you how all of them are related to one another.

As far as the hybridization issue re: red wolves, coyotes and wolves, also check out the International Wolf Center's website-or the wolf specialist's website (IUCN Wolf Specialist Group) should get you there.
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Re: Are Wolves And Coyotes Related?

Post by ChinookBirch » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:03 pm

Yep, they're related, from the same family, but they're not the exact same thing. :D
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