Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1977


Skulls of 44 suspected coyote (Canis latrans) x dog (C. familiaris) hybrids, "coydogs" were collected in Nebraska from September 1975 through April 1976. Each skull was compared statistically with skulls of known coyotes, dogs, coydogs, gray wolves (C. lupus), and red wolves (C. rufus) for identification. Thirty-two males were identified as: 5 coyotes, 2 dogs, 25 coydogs; 12 females were identified as: 4 coyotes, 2 dogs, 6 coydogs. Three concentrations of hybrids were located in southeastern Nebraska.