Canis rufus (Red Wolf)
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Habitat: Historically, this species was found in timberlands and mixed-grass plains throughout the entire southeastern United States. It is now only found in coastal prairies and marshes of southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas.

Habits: Red Wolves are carnivores and hunt at night. They are good swimmers. Red Wolves have small litters, usually consisting of about four pups. This species now is extinct in Oklahoma.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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