ETYM Spanish Amer., from Mexican coyotl.
Small wolf native to western North America; SYN. prairie wolf, brush wolf, Canis latrans.
Small N American wolf; prairie wolf.
Wild dog Canis latrans, in appearance like a small wolf, living from Alaska to Central America and east to New York. Its head and body are about 90 cm/3 ft long and brown, flecked with gray or black. Coyotes live in open country and can run at 65 kph/40 mph. Their main foods are rabbits and rodents. Although persecuted by humans for over a century, the species is very successful.
Prerijski vuk, američki šakal (između lisice, kurjaka i psa). (šp.)