The Characteristics And Comparison Of The Coyote

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Introduction
I chose to write about the most versatile animal that I can think of, the coyote! The coyote is a native to my original home, Wisconsin and to my current home, Colorado! The coyote is a mammal, just like us! This being said, they are many similarities in the make up of this animal!
Coyote
They coyote comes from the classification of eukaryote. From the “root” of the branch, comes both animals and plants. Animals and plants are sister taxa, meaning that they branch off from eukaryote, at the same point. I find these two to be the most closely related, for this reason. Just like we have a reproductive, cardiovascular and digestive system, so does the coyote. The reproductive system consists of the mouth, throat, liver, pancreas,
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Coyotes are only fertile for a very small portion on the year, which makes repopulating very difficult. The main organs that compose the reproductive system are (for females) the vaginal canal, uterus and ovaries. For males the main organs are the testis, urethra and the penis. Once both the male and female partner are both fertile, the male sperm will be created in the testis. The sperm will leave the testes, go through that vas deferens, to the prostate. The sperm will then make the final movement to the penis, through the urethra. Once the sperm has left the penis, it will be looking for its counterpart, the egg. The egg will have already been released when the female is fertile. The sperm will enter the vaginal canal, and go through the cervix. Once the cervix is surpassed, the egg and sperm can meet in the uterine body. But, before the egg is in the uterine body It has to travel. The egg is created in the ovaries. Once the female is ready, the egg will be released to the uterine body. Once the sperm and the egg have met the fertilized egg will embed itself in the uterine lining and from there will develop into a …show more content…
Since coyotes first came into existence, few changes have been made to the species. The biggest change noticed is that the coyote has become smaller. It is a common myth that the coyote has shrunk in size because of the climate change, but it has been found more likely that the species changed because of a difference in food availability. Scientists have ran studies on the close relative, the wolf, and were able to determine that climate change could not change the skeleton of the coyote. Dwindling food supplies was a part of natural selection that the coyote thrived through. The species needed to have a smaller body that they will need to provide for. With less food to go around, all species had to hunt harder for food. This forever made the species faster, more flexible and better

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