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SPECIES Sylvilagus (Tapeti) brasiliensis

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 58.
Common Name:Tapeti
Type Locality:"in America meridionali"; type locality restricted by Thomas (1911a), to Pernambuco, Brazil.
Distribution:S Tamaulipas (Mexico) southward through Central and South America as far as Peru, Bolivia, N Argentina and S Brazil.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Tapeti (Gureev, 1964:160); he also considered gabbi, which is included here, a distinct species. Formerly included dicei; revised by Diersing (1981). Two different karyotypes reported, by Guerena-Gandara et al. (1983) (2n=36; FN=68) and by Lorenzo and Cervantes (1995) (2n=40; FN=76). Allozymes described by Cervantes et al. (1999a).
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SUBSPECIES brasiliensis

SUBSPECIES andinus

SUBSPECIES apollinaris

SUBSPECIES capsalis

SUBSPECIES caracasensis

SUBSPECIES chillae

SUBSPECIES chotanus

SUBSPECIES defilippi

SUBSPECIES fulvescens

SUBSPECIES gibsoni

SUBSPECIES inca

SUBSPECIES kelloggi

SUBSPECIES meridensis

SUBSPECIES minensis

SUBSPECIES paraguensis

SUBSPECIES peruanus

SUBSPECIES sanctaemartae

SUBSPECIES surdaster

SUBSPECIES tapetillus

SUBSPECIES gabbi

SUBSPECIES truei

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