British Columbia Wolf (Canis lupus columbianus) – (Goldman 1941)
Overall population: unknown
Physical description: weight between 80-150 pounds
Length – 60 to 70 inches. Coat/Fur – long coats which were usually black, often mixed with grey, or brown.
Original range – most of British Columbia, parts of Yukon, Alberta, and southwestern, Alaska.
Current range – A narrow stretch of habitat along the mainland coast and near-shore islands covered with temperate rainforest, which extends from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to the Alexander Archipelago in south-east Alaska.
Habitat / Ecology / Prey:
Habitat – Islands, temperate rainforest
Prey – salmon, clams and mussels
Legal and Cultural Background:
Journal / Scientific Publications:
Going Coastal: Shared Evolutionary History between Coastal British Columbia and Southeast Alaska Wolves (Canis lupus; Weckworth, Byron V.; Dawson, Natalie G.; Talbot, Sandra L.; Flamme, Melanie J.; Cook, Joseph A. (2011), PLoS ONE. 6 (5): e19582.
Ecological factors drive differentiation in wolves from British Columbia; Muñoz-Fuentes, Violeta; Darimont, Chris T.; Wayne, Robert K.; Paquet, Paul C.; Leonard, Jennifer A. (2009), Journal of Biogeography. 36 (8): 1516–1531.