The status and distribution of the red wolf.
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The foregoing review has brought out that as late as this decade there has been a great deal of confusion about the status of the red wolf. The taxonomic study by McCarley (1962) suggested that red wolves had been replaced by coyotes and by red wolf x coyote hybrids in most areas in eastern Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. His work indicated that a few might still exist in parts of Louisiana. McCarley's conclusions were not widely known, and two reports which suggested that there were still many red wolves were published in 1964.