San Jose brush rabbit

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San Jose brush rabbit
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Genus: Sylvilagus
Species: S. mansuetus
Binomial name
Sylvilagus mansuetus
Nelson, 1907
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San Jose brush rabbit range

The San Jose brush rabbit (Sylvilagus mansuetus) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae.[2] It is endemic to the 170 km2 desert San Jose Island in the Gulf of California, part of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.[1] The species is closely related to S. bachmani, which is found on mainland Baja California,[1] and is considered a subspecies of the latter by some authorities.[1][2] The species has been recently uplisted to critically endangered by the IUCN. This is due to habitat loss, predation by feral cats, human developments and hunting which have all led to population declines since 1995/1996. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lorenzo, C. & Álvarez-Castañeda, S. (2011). "Sylvilagus mansuetus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 210. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.