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SPECIES Lepus (? [see comments under species]) californicus

Author:Gray, 1837.
Citation:Mag. Nat. Hist. [Charlesworth's], 1: 586.
Common Name:Black-tailed Jackrabbit
Type Locality:"St. Antoine" [probably near Mission of San Antonio, California, USA]. Discussed by Hall (1981:326).
Distribution:Hidalgo and S Queretaro to N Sonora and Baja California (Mexico), north to SW Oregon and C Washington, S Idaho, E Colorado, S South Dakota, W Missouri, and NW Arkansas (USA). Apparently isolated population in SW Montana.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Proeulagus (Gureev, 1964:193), or Eulagos (Averianov, 1998). Chromosomes described by Cervantes et al. (1999-2000). Reviewed by Best (1996, Mammalian Species, 530).
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SUBSPECIES californicus

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