Mearns coyote

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Mearns coyote
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C. l. mearnsi in Mesa, Arizona
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Canis
Species: Canis latrans
Subspecies: C. l. mearnsi
Trinomial name
Canis latrans mearnsi
Merriam, 1897

Mearns coyote (Canis latrans mearnsi) is a subspecies of coyote native to extreme southwestern Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California. It is a small subspecies, with medium-sized ears, a small skull, and small teeth. The fur is richly and brightly colored. The fulvous tints are exceedingly bright, covering the hind and forelegs.[1]


  1. ^ Merriam, C. H. (1897). Revision of the coyotes or prairie wolves, with descriptions of new forms. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, vol. 11, pp. 19-33.

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