One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fairly small wolf with a cinnamon or tawny-coloured coat, native to the south-eastern US but possibly extinct in the wild.
Canis rufus, family Canidae
- ‘The endangered red wolf is another case in point.’
- ‘Mating between eastern Canadian wolves, red wolves, and coyotes is possible, he said, because they share a common ancestor.’
- ‘For example, a large fraction of both red wolves and gray wolves have turned out to be wolf/coyote hybrids.’
- ‘Gray wolves can be distinguished from red wolves by their larger size, broader snout, and shorter ears.’
- ‘Even the red wolf and bison could be reintroduced one day.’
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