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SPECIES Lepus (Poecilolagus) americanus

Author:Erxleben, 1777.
Citation:Syst. Regni Anim., 1: 330.
Common Name:Snowshoe Hare
Type Locality:"in America boreeli, ad fretum Hudsonis copiosissimus." Restricted by Nelson (1909:87) to Fort Severn, Ontario, Canada.
Distribution:S and C Alaska (USA) to S and C coasts of Hudson Bay to Newfoundland and Anacosti Isl (introduced) (Canada), south to S Appalachians, S Michigan, North Dakota, NC New Mexico, SC Utah, and EC California (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Poecilolagus (Gureev, 1964; Averianov, 1998). Distinctive small species, but subgeneric separation not supported Hall (1981:314).
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SUBSPECIES americanus

SUBSPECIES bairdii

SUBSPECIES cascadensis

SUBSPECIES dalli

SUBSPECIES struthopus

SUBSPECIES virginianus

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