C. Latrans Male Skull Replica measures 6.7 inches. C. Latrans Male Skull Replica is museum quality replica polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Known as Coyote.

The Coyote or C. latrans is a canine native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the gray wolf, and slightly smaller than the closely related eastern wolf and red wolf.

It fills much of the same ecological niche as the golden jackal does in Eurasia, though it is larger and more predatory, and is sometimes called the American jackal by zoologists. Other names for the species, largely historical, include prairie wolf and brush wolf.

Males average 18 to 44 lb. in weight, while females average 15 to 40 lb. Body length ranges on average from 3 ft 3 in to 4 ft 5 in., and tail length 16 in., with females being shorter in both body length, height and smaller skull.

Their scent glands are located at the upper side of the base of the tail and are a bluish black color.

The color and texture of C. latrans fur varies somewhat geographically. The hair’s predominant color is light gray and red interspersed around the body with black and white. Adult coyotes have a sable dark neonatal coat, bushy tail and a white facial mask.

They have longer ears and a relatively larger skull, as well as a thinner frame, face, and muzzle. Its fur color variation is much less varied than that of a wolf. The coyote also carries its tail downwards when running or walking.

When hunting large prey, the Coyote or C. latrans often works in pairs or small groups. Success in killing large ungulates depends on factors such as snow depth and crust density. The coyote approaches from the front, lacerating its prey’s head and throat.

The coyote or Canis latrans catch mouse sized rodents by pouncing, whereas ground squirrels are chased.

Coyote pups are born in dens, hollow trees, or under ledges, and weigh 0.44 to 1.10 lb. at birth. They are altricial, and are completely dependent on milk for their first 10 days. The incisors erupt at about 12 days, the canines at 16, and the second premolars at 21.

Their eyes open after 10 days, by which point the pups become increasingly more mobile, walking by 20 days, and running at the age of six weeks. The parents begin supplementing the pup’s diet with regurgitated solid food after 12–15 days.