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SPECIES Sylvilagus (Tapeti) palustris

Author:Bachman, 1837.
Citation:J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 7: 194.
Common Name:Marsh Rabbit
Type Locality:"…South Carolina…never...more than forty miles [64 km] from the sea coast"; restricted by Miller and Rehn (1901:183) to E South Carolina [USA].
Distribution:Florida to SE Virginia (Dismal Swamp) (USA) in coastal lowlands.
Status:U.S. ESA – Endangered as S. p. hefneri; IUCN – Lower Risk (lc); IUCN – Endangered as S. p. hefneri, otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Tapeti (Gureev, 1964:162). S. aquaticus and S. palustris share a derived karyotype, 2n=38 (Robinson et al., 1983, 1984). Reviewed by Chapman and Willner (1981, Mammalian Species, 153).
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