Black jackrabbit

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Black Jackrabbit
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Genus: Lepus
Species: L. insularis
Binomial name
Lepus insularis
W. Bryant, 1891
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Black Jackrabbit range

The Black Jackrabbit (Lepus insularis) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae. Endemic to Mexico, it is known only from Espiritu Santo Island in the Gulf of California. The population is threatened by habitat loss. This taxon is regarded by some authorities as a subspecies of L. californicus.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Romero Malpica, F. J. & Rangel Cordero, H. (2008). "Lepus insularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Hoffman, R. S.; Smith, A. T. (2005). "Order Lagomorpha". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 196. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.