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SPECIES Lepus (Proeulagus) insularis

Author:W. Bryant, 1891.
Citation:Proc. California Acad. Sci., ser. 2, 3: 92.
Common Name:Black Jackrabbit
Type Locality:"Espiritu Santo Island, [near La Paz], Gulf of California [Baja California del Sur], Mexico."
Distribution:Restricted to the type locality.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Proeulagus (Gureev, 1964:195). Insular melanic allospecies, related to californicus; see Hall (1981:328) and Dixon et al. (1983). Chromosomes, which differ from those of L. californicus, are described by Cervantes et al. (1999-2000). Reviewed by Cervantes et al. (1996a), and Thomas and Best (1994b, Mammalian Species, 465).
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    edwardsi Saint-Loup, 1895

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