Manzano mountain cottontail

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Manzano mountain cottontail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Genus: Sylvilagus
Subgenus: Sylvilagus
Species: S. cognatus
Binomial name
Sylvilagus cognatus
Nelson, 1907
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Manzano mountain cottontail range

The Manzano mountain cottontail (Sylvilagus cognatus) is a species of cottontail rabbit endemic to the Manzano Mountains in New Mexico, United States.[1] It occurs in coniferous forests in high elevation. It was previously thought to be a subspecies of the Eastern cottontail.


  1. ^ a b Smith, A.T. & Boyer, A. F. (2008). "Sylvilagus cognatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2010-01-29.