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SPECIES Lepus (Indolagus) peguensis

Author:Blyth, 1855.
Citation:J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 24: 471.
Common Name:Burmese Hare
Type Locality:"Pegu" [Upper Pegu, Burma].
Distribution:C, S Burma from Chindwin River valley east through Thailand; Cambodia; S Laos, S Vietnam; south in upper Malay Peninsula (Burma, Thailand) to 120EN.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Indolagus by Gureev (1964:144) in Caprolagus (Indolagus); he ranked siamensis as a distinct species; but see Lekagul and McNeely (1977:333) and Flux and Angermann (1990). Petter (1961a) suggested that peguensis might be conspecific with nigricollis because of its close resemblance to L. n. ruficaudatus. However, L. n. ruficaudatus appears to be allopatric with respect to peguensis in E India-W Burma.Suchentrunk (2004:28) considered the separate species status of L. peguensis still open. Formerly included hainanus (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1955), which is here considered a full species.


SUBSPECIES peguensis



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