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SPECIES Lepus (? [uncertain]) habessinicus

Author:Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1832.
Citation:Symbolae Physicae, Mammalia(dec. 2): folio p, page 2, plate 15, f. 2.
Common Name:Abyssinian Hare
Type Locality:"East coast of Abyssinia, Near Arkiko." (G. M. Allen, 1939:275.)
Distribution:Djibouti, E Ethiopia, Somalia, perhaps NE Kenya.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus undetermined. "This hare apparently replaces the Cape hare in the open grassland, steppe, savanna and desert habitats..." (Flux and Angermann, 1990) in the Horn of Africa. Azzaroli-Puccetti (1987 a, b) provides evidence of full species status. "... appears to be sympatric with ‘capensis’ [hawkeri] and ‘crawshayi’ [microtus] in...Somalia and Ethiopia." (Petter, 1972:4).



    abyssinicus Lefebvre, 1850
    berberanus Heuglin, 1861
    cordeauxi Drake-Brockman, 1911
    crispii Drake-Brockman, 1911
    somalensis Heuglin, 1861
    tigrensis Blanford, 1869

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