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Northeastern coyote
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C. l. thamnos in Union Station, Chicago
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Canis
C. l. thamnos
Trinomial name
Canis latrans thamnos
Jackson, 1949

The northeastern coyote (Canis latrans thamnos) is a subspecies of coyote native to north-central Saskatchewan, Manitoba (except the extreme southwestern corner), southern Ontario, and extreme southern Quebec. Its population in the United States occurs along the eastern edge of North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri (north of the Missouri River), Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois (except the extreme southern portion), and northern Indiana. However, due to increased clearing of land for agriculture, the northeastern coyote has expanded its range throughout the entire state of Indiana. It is similar to C. l. latrans, or larger, but darker in color, and has a broader skull. The subspecies was first described by Hartley H. T. Jackson in 1949.

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