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SPECIES Lepus (Eulagos) starcki

Author:Petter, 1963.
Citation:Mammalia, 27: 239.
Common Name:Ethiopian Highland Hare
Type Locality:"Jeldu-Liban-Shoa, 2,740 mtres, 40 km W. Addis Abeba," [Ethiopia].
Distribution:Central highlands of Ethiopia.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Eulagos (Averianov, 1998). Formerly included in capensis (Petter, 1963a), or europaeus (Azzaroli-Puccetti, 1987a, b); but see Angermann (1983) and Flux and Angermann (1990). Considered by Azzaroli-Puccetti (1987a, b) to be closely related to europaeus, with a relict distribution dating back to the Pleistocene.
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