Declared extinct in 1942, the Texas wolf (Canis lupus monstrabilis) lived within New Mexico, and of course Texas. It was also commonly referred to as the Texas Gray wolf.
It was taxonomically merged with the Mexican wolf in 1980. It was suggested since their ranges are the same, and they did in fact have very few genetic differences.
The Texas wolf is similar in appearance to the Mogollon mountain wolf, and shared its range as well. They grew to lengths of 150 cm and could weigh up to 35 kg. The Texas wolf had a black and dark gray color with patches of brown on their head.
Texas wolf Taxonomical Classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Carnivora
- Family: Canidae
- Genus: Canis
- Species: C. lupus
- Subspecies: C. l. monstrabilis
- Trinomial name: Canis lupus monstrabilis