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SPECIES Lepus (? [uncertain]) brachyurus

Author:Temminck, 1845.
Citation:In Siebold, Fauna Japonica, 1(Mamm.): 44, pl. 11.
Common Name:Japanese Hare
Type Locality:"...tout l'Empire mais surtout dans l'île de Jezo", Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan.
Distribution:Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Oki Isls and Sado Isl (Japan).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus uncertain. Gureev (1964:150) and Gromov and Baranova (1981:63) placed this species in genus Caprolagus, subgenus Allolagus, but Averianov (1998) in subgenus Eulagos; see also comment under mandshuricus. Hirikawa et al. (1992) analyzed variation in the insular populations of L. b. okiensis. Reviewed by Imaizumi (1970b).
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