Definition of red wolf in English:

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red wolf


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.
Example sentences
  • Mating between eastern Canadian wolves, red wolves, and coyotes is possible, he said, because they share a common ancestor.
  • Gray wolves can be distinguished from red wolves by their larger size, broader snout, and shorter ears.
  • For example, a large fraction of both red wolves and gray wolves have turned out to be wolf/coyote hybrids.

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