Title

Initial colonization of long Island, New York by the eastern coyote, Canis latrans (Carnivora, Canidae), including first record of breeding

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2017

Keywords

Camera trap survey, Coywolf, Range extension, Urban ecology

Abstract

Coyotes (Canis latrans Say, 1823) have increased their range dramatically over the past century. Formerly restricted to western North America, they now roam across the continent, in many habitats including large cities. One of the last areas in North America without coyotes has been Long Island, NY, a 3629 km island in the New York metropolitan area. Here we summarize all verified accounts of coyotes on Long Island, including the first record of breeding. There are few coyotes on Long Island currently; however, given the history of coyote success, we expect coyotes to establish a growing population there in the near future. 2

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E-ISSN

1809127X

Volume

13

Issue

6

First Page

901

Last Page

907

DOI

10.15560/13.6.901

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