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

Author:Wagner, 1844.
Citation:In Schreber, Die Säugethiere ..., Suppl. 4: 106.
Common Name:Tehuantepec Jackrabbit
Type Locality:"Mexico" Restricted by Elliot (1905:543) to San Mateo del Mar, Tehuantepec [City, Oaxaca, Mexico].
Distribution:Coastal plains and bordering foothills on south end of Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Oaxaca, Mexico), along Pacific coast to Chiapas (Mexico); now restricted to small area between Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, and extreme W Chiapas.
Status:IUCN – Endangered; likely to be reclassified as IUCN – Critically Endangered.
Comments:Subgenus Proeulagus (Gureev, 1964:193) or Macrotolagus (Averianov, 1998). Closely related to callotis, with which it has an isolated allopatric distribution; see Anderson and Gaunt (1962); also see Hall (1981:330). Karyotype reported by Uribe-Alcocer et al. (1989). Reviewed by Cervantes (1993, Mammalian Species, 423).



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