First Confirmed Occurrence of a Wolf, Canis lupus, South of the St. Lawrence River in Over 100 Years

Mario Villemure, Hélène Jolicoeur

Abstract


A large canid was snared near Sainte-Marguerite-de-Lingwick, Québec, in January 2002. DNA analysis confirmed the animal to be a Wolf (Canis lupus). Wolves were extirpated from this region around 1850-1900 and this is the first confirmed observation since then.

Keywords


Wolf; Canis lupus; range; dispersal; St. Lawrence River; Québec

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v118i4.66



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