Coyote does not have any category antonyms. Canis latrans, a species of canine endemic to North America, is defined as the word "coyote." Canids are members of the dog family. Coyotes are unique among canids because they often take on the habits of a wolf or a fox.
Other species that do not have any category antonyms include: Beaver, Bear, Cat, Pig.
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The term coyote comes from the Aztec word coyotl, which means "trickster" in Spanish. Canis latrans is the scientific name for the coyote, which means "barking dog" in Latin. Another colloquial definition of coyote, which is mostly used in the United States' southwest and Mexico, is a smuggler of illegal immigrants. This description came about because these animals will often walk for miles to find better food or water, which makes them useful carriers for people.
Coyotes are social animals that live in packs called clans. Each clan has its own territory that it guards against intruders. A coyote's pack life lasts for only about six months before they find a new leader who controls their actions as a group.
There are several different varieties of coyotes, which can be distinguished by their colors and markings. Black-footed coyotes have black feet and white underbellies, while black-masked coyotes have black masks that cover the entire face except for two small holes for eyes. Puma-like coyotes are known as mountain lions when they climb mountains to hunt prey or just to get away from people. They are also called catamounts. California cougars were originally called pineys until they were given their current name in 1994. Mexican wolves were first called lobos (wolves) before they were given their current name in 1999.
The coyote (Canis latrans) is a North American canine species. It is slightly smaller than its near relative, the wolf, as well as the closely related eastern wolf and red wolf. The coyote is named after its mousy-colored coat which is covered in small, tight curls. Its tail is bushy and usually curled over its back when resting.
Although generally seen as a wild animal, coyotes were once widely distributed across North America where they lived in communities with humans. They are now found only in North America, in the western half of the continent from Canada to Mexico. There are two major populations: one in the Southwestern United States from California to Texas, and another in Central America, from southern Mexico to northern Colombia.
Coyotes are known for their adaptability and resourcefulness in finding food under different conditions. This ability has helped them survive in areas with little human activity by finding other sources of nutrition. Also, because of their skill at hunting prey that often attacks them first, coyotes have learned how to avoid direct contact with people. However, this avoidance can sometimes cause problems for them. For example, if left alone for a long time, a coyote may attack a person as a form of self-defense.
In culture, coyotes have become associated with myths and legends.