Genetic outcomes of wolf recovery in the western Great Lakes states

Authors: Steven R. Fain, Dyan J. Straughan, Bruce F. Taylor

From Conservation Genetics

 These analyses support the recognition of Canis lycaon as a unique species of North American wolf present in the WGL states and found evidence of hybridization between C. lupus and C. lycaon but no evidence of recent hybridization with sympatric coyotes. The recolonized WGL states wolves are genetically similar to historical wolves from the region and should be considered restored.

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