CANIS LUPUS GREGORYI
The Gregory's wolf (Canis lupus gregoryi), also known as Gregory's wolf, is a subspecies of the red wolf described in 1937 by Edward Alphonso Goldman. Its current taxonomy as a subspecies of grey wolf or red wolf is not yet clear, with some authors classifying Gregory's wolf as either species.
- Common name: Gregory's Wolf
- Scientific name: Canis Lupus Gregoryi
- Other names: Mississippi Valley wolf
- Specie: Eastern Wolf
- Type: Mammals
- Diet: Carnivore
- Weight: 44 to 66 lbs
GREGORY'S WOLF DESCRIPTION
Gregory's wolf is described as taller than the red wolf but thinner. He weighs between 44 and 66 lbs (27 and 30 kg). The coloring of its coat includes a combination of black, gray and white. The face is black and gray, changing to yellow-black and red on top of his head.🐺
The upper parts from the back of the neck to the croup and tail are red, mixed or black. The legs are reddish orange, becoming paler on the feet, and an external black line is visible on the top of the legs. The ears are reddish brown, mixed with black. Throat, lips and chin are white.
GREGORY'S WOLF HABITAT
When still living in the wild, the swamp wolf lived in southwest Indiana, southern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, southern Mississippi, central Louisiana and southeastern Texas.⛰️
IS THE GREGORY'S WOLF EXTINCT?
Gregory's wolf was declared extinct in the wild in 1980, there are only a few specimens living in captivity in South Dakota. There are also reports from some sites of reintroduced individuals in North Carolina.