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SPECIES Sylvilagus (Sylvilagus) nuttallii

Author:Bachman, 1837.
Citation:J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 7: 345.
Common Name:Mountain Cottontail
Type Locality:"...west of the Rocky Mountains,...streams which flow into the Shoshonee and Columbia rivers"; restricted by Nelson (1909:201) to "eastern Oregon, near mouth of Malheur River." Listed by Bailey (1936) as "near Vale."
Distribution:Intermountain area of North America from S British Columbia to S Saskatchewan (Canada), south to E California, Nevada, C Arizona, and NW New Mexico (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Sylvilagus (Gureev, 1964:168). This species is closely allopatric with S. floridanus where the two species ranges meet across the N and C Great Plains (see map 223, Hall, 1981), and in the Southwestern USA (Hoffmeister and Lee, 1963b). Reviewed by Chapman (1975a, Mammalian Species, 56).
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