Granada hare

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Granada hare[1]
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Genus: Lepus
Species: L. granatensis
Binomial name
Lepus granatensis
Rosenhauer, 1856
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Granada Hare range
(red - native, pink - introduced, violet - origin uncertain)

The Granada hare (Lepus granatensis), also known as the Iberian hare, is a hare species that can be found on the Iberian peninsula and on the island of Majorca.

Subspecies[edit]

Three subspecies of the Granada Hare are known, which vary in colour and size.

  • Lepus granatensis granatensis - This, the most abundant subspecies, is found in Andalusia, Extremadura, Meseta Central, Valencia and the south of Aragon and Catalonia.
  • Lepus granatensis gallaecius - This subspecies with a darker coat occurs in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula, in Galicia.
  • Majorcan Hare, Lepus granatensis solisi - This subspecies is probably extinct nowadays or at least very rare. There have been no trustworthy sightings in recent years. This subspecies has a lighter coat and is smaller.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. pp. 199–200. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.