Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Peter Moller

Second Advisor

Dr. Paula A. White

Academic Program Adviser

Diana Reiss


Packs of African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus, were analyzed for coloration patterns and social aggregation tendencies. Mapped locations determined if the coat patterns followed a geographic distribution that corresponded to Southern or Eastern phenotypic forms. Social aggregation tendencies were observed to determine grouping behavior presumably related to individuals’ roles.



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