Melanism of coyotes (Canis latrans) in Florida

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Date: Oct. 2015
From: The American Midland Naturalist(Vol. 174, Issue 2)
Publisher: University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,889 words
Lexile Measure: 1070L

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Abstract :

Occurrence of melanism in the coyote (Canis latrans) has been poorly documented. We collected 244 coyote carcasses throughout Florida during 2011-2014 and documented 18 cases of melanism (7.4%). Melanistic individuals were positively correlated with tree canopy cover ([[beta].sub.canopy mean] = 0.11, se = 0.03, P

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A432173768