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Dna Profiles of the Eastern Canadian Wolf & the Red Wolf Provide Evidence For a Common Evolutionary History Independent of the Gray Wolf

The origin and taxonomy of the red wolf (Canis rufus) have been the subject of considerable debate and it has been suggested that this taxon was recently formed as a result of hybridization between the coyote and gray wolf. Like … read more

A Unique Evolution

For most observers, the black wolves that roam Yellowstone National Park are animals to be admired as symbols of power and beauty, and appreciated for their role in maintaining the natural balance in the environment. For UCLA evolutionary biology professor … read more

Estimating Gray Wolf Pack Size And Family Relationships Using Noninvasive Genetic Sampling At Rendezvous Sites

Studying the ecology and behavior of pack animals often requires that most, or all, of the pack members are sampled. A unique opportunity to sample all gray wolf (Canis lupus) pack members arises during the summer months when reproductive packs … read more

A Genome-wide Perspective On The Evolutionary History Of Enigmatic Wolf-like Canids

High-throughput genotyping technologies developed for model species can potentially increase the resolution of demographic history and ancestry in wild relatives. We use a SNP genotyping microarray developed for the domestic dog to assay variation in over 48K loci in wolf-like … read more

Extinct Beringian Wolf Morphotype Found In The Continental U.s. Has Implications For Wolf Migration And Evolution

Pleistocene diversity was much higher than today, for example there were three distinct wolf morphotypes (dire, gray, Beringian) in North America versus one today (gray). Previous fossil evidence suggested that these three groups overlapped ecologically, but split the landscape geographically. … read more

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