A Research Strategy to Examine the Taxonomy of the Red Wolf provides independent guidance about taxonomic research on the red wolf, Canis rufus. Building from the 2019 report Evaluating the Taxonomic Status of the Mexican Gray Wolf and the Red Wolf, this report reviews and ranks research applications to determine the taxonomy of wild canid populations in southern Louisiana and other relevant locations. The report then develops a research strategy to examine the evolutionary relationships between ancient red wolves, the extant managed red wolf populations, and the unidentified canid populations.
Table of Contents
|2 Morphology, Behavior, and Ecology||23-40|
|3 Collecting Genomic Data from Historical and Ancient Canids||41-56|
|4 Genomic Analyses of Extant Canids||57-70|
|5 Synthesis of Research Strategy||71-76|
|Appendix A: Public Meeting and Webinar Agendas||85-86|
|Appendix B: Red Wolf (Canis rufus) Museum Specimens||87-102|
|Appendix C: Summary of Museum Holdings of Key North American Canids||103-108|
|Appendix D: DNA Samples from Red Wolves||109-112|
|Appendix E: Whole-Genome Resources||113-118|
|Appendix F: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||119-122|
|Appendix G: Statement of Task||123-124|
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