Also known as the Southwestern wolf or Mogollon Mountain wolf, the Mongollon wolf was classified as gray wolf subspecies Canis lupus mongolonensis by biologist Edward A. Goldman in 1937. It was named after the Mogollon Indians of Arizona and New Mexico.


It inhabited Mogollon Plateau region of central of central Arizona, east through the Mogollon Mountains in southeast New Mexico to the Sacramento Mountains in central New Mexico.


The Mogollon wolf was a small to medium size, slightly smaller than the Texas gray wolf on average, but larger that the Mexican gray wolf.


The Mogollon Mountain wolf was driven to extinction by 1935.