Dynamics of Hybridization and Introgression in Red Wolves and Coyotes

Authors: Richard J. Fredrickson, Philip W. Hedrick

From Conservation Biology

Hybridization and introgression are significant causes of endangerment in many taxa and are considered the greatest biological threats to the reintroduced population of red wolves (Canis rufus) in North Carolina (U.S.A.). Little is known, however, about these processes in red wolves and coyotes (C. latrans). We used individual‐based simulations to examine the process of hybridization and introgression between these species.

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