Readers, you know what? I told you you would get the entire process of my thesis creation, and that includes side roads and mistakes! I've been thinking a lot about the name "Picacho" for the coyote. I don't want people to think about Pokimon when they hear about this. Sadly, though it's the name of a majestic place in Arizona, where this thesis takes place, it sounds too much like "Pikachu."
Argh. Back to the drawing board, or in this case, the Google search.
There's a place called Coconino in Arizona, and a Coconino Plateu.
Coco is another word for chocolate. I love chocolate. Yes, there have been people and characters named that, but it's not such a specific name as "Pikachu." It sounds like a pet's name. It sounds like something Anna Lynn Boyd, who named her seven foot tall robot, Scrumptious, would name a pet.
So, the coyote is named "Coconino," and called "Coco" for short.
I don't think I'll change my mind this time. But if I do, I'll post it here.