Coyote, Meet Fox
Earlier this year Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Research Associate and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Biodiversity Research Lab Director Dr. Roland Kays co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Mammalogy describing the convergence of two species. Due to deforestation, coyotes have been moving south and crab-eating foxes have been moving north such that the two species now occur together in Eastern Panama for the first time. Researchers are looking at the impact of this convergence and others as part of Great American Biotic Interchange.
You can read more about Dr. Kays’ study here.