eastern wolf (Canis lupus lycaon, Canis lycaon)
Eastern wolf caught in trap in Minnesota.
Author L. David Mech, et al
The eastern wolf (Canis lycaon or Canis lupus lycaon), also known as the eastern timber wolf, Algonquin wolf or deer wolf, is a canid native to the northeastern side of North America's Great Lakes region. It is a medium-sized canid which, like the red wolf, is intermediate in size between the coyote and the gray wolf. It primarily preys on white-tailed deer, but may occasionally attack moose and beaver.
Species: Canis lycaon Schreber, 1775
Canis lupus lycaon Schreber, 1775
Canis lupus canadensis de Blainville, 1843
Canis lupus ungavensis Comeau, 1940