keyofcminor asked:

Are coyowolves not sterile? Or is the population maintained by continued interbreeding of coyotes and wolves?

You would think so, right? They’re definitely separate species that come from 2 distinct evolutionary Canid lineages… but no, they are capable of reproduction.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/11/111107-hybrids-coyotes-wolf-virginia-dna-animals-science/

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2009/08/15/meet_the_coywolf.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/science/28coyotes.html?_r=0

  1. hazy-cosmic-jive reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  2. rhamphotheca posted this