Mammalia, Carnivora, Canidae, Canis latrans (Say, 1823): Actual distribution in Panama

Pedro Méndez-Carvajal, Ricardo Moreno


This study reports the occurrence of Canis latrans on eastern Panama, including the first report of it presence across the Panama Canal, which expands the known distribution for this species to its southernmost point. The presence of Canis latrans on this region suggests that it is expanding its range Southwards by using deforested areas and areas of cattle ranching alongside the Panamerican Highway. This highway crosses the isthmus up to the Darien Province.


Canis latrans; Panama; new record; distribution

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