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Eastern Coyote (Coywolf) v American Badger
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Eastern Coyote (Coywolf) - Canis latrans x Canis lupus
Coywolves are canid hybrids of wolves and coyotes. At one time there was some doubt that coywolves could reproduce successfully without subsequent generation infertility. Breeding experiments in Germany with poodles and coyotes, as well as with wolves, jackals and later on with the resulting dog-coyote hybrids showed a decrease in fertility and significant communication problems as well as an increase in genetic diseases after three generations of interbreeding between the hybrids, unlike with wolfdogs. (Although it should be noted that wolf/dog hybrids show the same communication breakdown with regular dogs; just none of the fertility problems.) Therefore it was concluded that domestic dogs and gray wolves are the same species and that the coyote is a separate species from both. Many eastern coyotes are coy-wolves, a canid hybrid, which, despite having a majority of coyote (Canis latrans) ancestry, also descends from wolves, either the Gray wolf (Canis lupus) or the Red wolf (Canis lupus rufus, formerly Canis rufus), which is on balance more coyote than wolf. They come from a constantly evolving gene pool and are viewed by some scientists as an emerging species. The genetic composition of these animals is debated amongst scientists. A study showed that of 100 coyotes collected in Maine, 22 had half or more wolf ancestry, and one was 89 percent wolf. A theory has been proposed that the large eastern coyotes in Canada are actually hybrids of the smaller western coyotes and grey wolves that met and mated decades ago as the coyotes moved toward New England from their earlier western ranges. Coywolves have the wolf characteristics of pack hunting and aggression and the coyote characteristic of lack of fear of human-developed areas. They seem to be bolder and more intelligent than regular coyotes.

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American Badger - Taxidea taxus
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a North American badger, somewhat similar in appearance to the European badger. It is found in the western and central United States, northern Mexico and central Canada, as well as in certain areas of southwestern British Columbia. Their habitat is typified by open grasslands with available prey (such as mice, squirrels, and groundhogs). They prefer areas with sandy loam soils where they can dig more easily for their prey, such as prairie regions. he American badger has most of the general characteristics common to badgers; stocky and low-slung with short, powerful legs, they are identifiable by their huge foreclaws (measuring up to 5 cm in length) and distinctive head markings. Measuring generally between 60 to 75 cm (23.6 to 29.5 inches) in length, males of the species are a little bit larger than females (with an average weight of roughly 7 kg (15.5 pounds) for females and up to almost 9 kg (19.8 pounds) for males). Northern subspecies such as T. t. jeffersonii are heavier than the southern subspecies. In the fall, when food is plentiful, adult male badgers can exceed 11.5 kg (25.3 pounds).

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This is a matchup betwen western Coyote and Wolf v Badger. Obviously a wolf would beat an American Badger, and the American Badger was favoured over the Western Coyote. The Eastern Coyote (Coywolf) has a decent enough size advantage to beat an American Badger if it is determined to do so.
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(07-10-2019, 09:09 PM)Taipan Wrote: This is a matchup betwen western Coyote and Wolf v Badger. Obviously a wolf would beat an American Badger, and the American Badger was favoured over the Western Coyote. The Eastern Coyote (Coywolf) has a decent enough size advantage to beat an American Badger if it is determined to do so.

Is there any info about eastern coyote size ?
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(07-12-2019, 09:07 AM)Oberonjpr Wrote:
(07-10-2019, 09:09 PM)Taipan Wrote: This is a matchup betwen western Coyote and Wolf v Badger. Obviously a wolf would beat an American Badger, and the American Badger was favoured over the Western Coyote. The Eastern Coyote (Coywolf) has a decent enough size advantage to beat an American Badger if it is determined to do so.

Is there any info about eastern coyote size ?
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Quote:masses of eastern coyotes in our study area (females = 18 kg, males = 22 kg;Benson et al. 2012) were among the largest reported across their range (reviewed in Way 2007) and coyote × eastern wolf hybrids in our study area were larger (female = 20 kg, males =24 kg). 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bre...ybrids.pdf
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