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 for Canis latrans
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coyote \Coy"o*te\ (k?"?-t? or k?"?t), n. [Spanish Amer., fr.
     Mexican coyotl.] (Zool.)
     A carnivorous animal ({Canis latrans), allied to the dog,
     found in the western part of North America; -- called also
     prairie wolf. Its voice is a snapping bark, followed by a
     prolonged, shrill howl.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Canis latrans
      n 1: small wolf native to western North America [syn: coyote,
           prairie wolf, brush wolf, Canis latrans]

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