Check List 13(6): 901-907, doi: 10.15560/13.6.901
Initial colonization of Long Island, New York by the eastern coyote, Canis latrans (Carnivora, Canidae), including first record of breeding
expand article infoChristopher Nagy, Mark Weckel§, Javier Monzón|, Neil Duncan§, Michael R. Rosenthal
‡ Mianus River Gorge, Bedford, United States of America§ American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States of America| Pepperdine University, Malibu, United States of America¶ State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, United States of America
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Coyotes (Canis latrans Say, 1823) have increased their range dramatically over the past century. Formerly restricted to western North America, they now roam across the continent, in many habitats including large cities. One of the last areas in North America without coyotes has been Long Island, NY, a 3629 km2 island in the New York metropolitan area. Here  we summarize all verified accounts of coyotes on Long Island, including the first record of breeding. There are few coyotes on Long Island currently; however, given the history of coyote success, we expect coyotes to establish a growing population there in the near future.
Range extension; camera trap survey; urban ecology; coywolf