Canis lupus baileyi
(Nelson & Goldman, 1929)
English : Mexican Wolf
French : Loup du Mexique
Class : Mammalia
Order : Carnivora
Family : Canidae
Notes : 21 other subspecies known. Total number of subspecies recognised varies from 11 to 23.
Up to 130 cm body length, weight up to 62 kg. Biggest canid species. This subspecies is one of the smallest and has a longer, clearer fur.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs in south-west USA and Mexico. The species is found in Europe, most of Asia and north America. Lives in montane tropical and subarctic forests, arid areas, tundra.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is treated as least concern by IUCN but is persecuted throughout its range. This subspecies is extinct in most of its range. Habitat fragmentation because of human activities is also a major source of concern.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America