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SPECIES Caprolagus hispidus

Author:Pearson, 1838.
Actual Date:1839
Citation:In M'Clelland, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1838: 152.
Common Name:Hispid Hare
Type Locality:"...Assam, ...base of the Boutan [Bhutan] mountains" [India].
Distribution:S Himalaya foothills from Uttar Pradesh (India) through Nepal and West Bengal to Assam (India), and south through NW Bangladesh. Since 1951 there have been very few reports from Uttar Pradesh and Assam; see Santapau and Humayun (1960), Mallinson (1971), and Ghose (1978). Presently known distribution summarized by Bell et al. (1990).
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered, and IUCN Endangered.
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