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SPECIES Lepus (Lepus) arcticus

Author:Ross, 1819.
Citation:Voy. Discovery, II; ed. 2, App. IV: 170.
Common Name:Arctic Hare
Type Locality:"Southeast of Cape Bowen" (Nelson, 1909:61) [Possession Bay, Bylot Island, lat. 73E37'N, Canada].
Distribution:Greenland and Canadian arctic islands southward in open tundra to WC shore of Hudson Bay, thence northwest to the west of Fort Anderson on coast of Arctic Ocean. Isolated populations in tundra of N Quebec and Labrador, and on Newfoundland (Canada).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Lepus (Averianov, 1998). Formerly included in timidus by Gureev (1964), Angermann (1967), Honacki et al. (1982), and Dixon et al. (1983), but considered distinct by Corbet (1978c), Hall (1981), A. J. Baker et al. (1983), and Flux and Angermann (1990). Reviewed by Best and Henry (1994a, Mammalian Species, 457).
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SUBSPECIES arcticus

SUBSPECIES bangsii

SUBSPECIES groenlandicus

SUBSPECIES monstrabilis

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