Coyote skulls are museum quality replicas cast from original specimens in durable polyurethane resin. The coyote (Canis latrans), also known as the prairie wolf, is a mammal of the order Carnivora. The species is found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama in the South, North through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It occurs as far North as Alaska and all but the Northern most portions of Canada. There are currently 19 recognized subspecies, with 16 in Canada, Mexico and the United States, and 3 in Central America.
Coyote is a canid native to North America. It is a smaller, more basal animal than its close relative, the gray wolf being roughly the North American equivalent to the old world golden jackal, though it is larger and more predatory in nature.
The ancestors of the coyote diverged from those of the gray wolf 1–2 million years ago with the modern species arising in North America during the Middle Pleistocene.