Canis rufus rufus

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This article is about the Texas red wolf, a type of red wolf (Canis rufus). For the species as a whole, see Red wolf.

Canis rufus rufus or the Texas red wolf is a type of red wolf that lived in Texas. As the Texas red wolf is no longer considered a subspecies of the red wolf, Canis rufus, there is no taxon below the species level, so Canis rufus rufus now would be considered a type, kind, or variety of the species, perhaps Canis rufus var. "rufus".[1][2]

It may crossbreed with coyotes or domestic dogs.


  1. ^ Chambers SM, Fain SR, Fazio B, Amaral M (2012). "An account of the taxonomy of North American wolves from morphological and genetic analyses". North American Fauna 77: 1–67. doi:10.3996/nafa.77.0001. 
  2. ^ L. David Mech and Ronald M. Nowak (2010). "Systematic Status of Wild Canis in North-Central Texas". Southeastern Naturalist 9 (3): 587–594. doi:10.1656/058.009.0315.