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Canis lupus fuscus Nick Name: The Brown Wolf known as the Cascade Mountains Wolf, was a subspocies of the gray wolf,Canis lupus, and was normally found in British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington. It was Cmountainswolforiginally identified as a separate species from other wolves in the area by Edward Goldman in 1945, though the authority for the species was made much earlier by Richardson in 1839.The species itself became extinct in 1940.It is not known if any remain.Cinnamon brown coat, 4-5 feet long, 3 feet high, 80-90 pounds.At one time, it could be found along the Cascades, from Southwestern Canada down to Northern California.The Cascade Mountain Wolf was similar in size to both theNorthern Rocky Mountains Wolf and the Southern Rocky Mountains Wolf. It was of medium size, averaging 3 feet tall, 4 to 5 feet in length, and 80 to 90 pounds. The "fuscus" in the wolf's latin name refers to its greyish-brown coat which occasionally would have a touch of red and/or sprinkles of black.Because of government sponsered bounties and the hostility of settlers toward the Cascade Mountain Wolf, it eventually became extinct by 1940.


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