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Published in THE PRAIRIE NATURALIST, vol. 9, nos. 3 & 4 (Sept-Dec 1977).


The recent taxonomic study by Mahan et al. (1978) documented the occurrence of coyote (Canis latrans) X dog (C. familiaris) hybrids in Nebraska. This study, and those by Freeman (1976) in Oklahoma and Gipson et al. (1974) in Arkansas show coyote x dog hybrids, though not abundant, to be numerous in some areas. The purpose of the present study was to compare the stomach contents of coyote x dog hybrids collected by Mahan et al. (1978) from southeastern Nebraska with those of contemporary coyotes. Stomachs of 12 coyote x dog hybrids and 16 coyotes collected November 1975 through April 1976 in southeastern Nebraska (Figure 1) were examined and contents compared.

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