Mountain cottontail

Mountain cottontail

Order : Lagomorpha
Family : Leporidae
Species : Sylvilagus nuttallii

 

The Mountain cottontail, nuttall's cottontail is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Nuttall's cottontail rabbit

Adult weight : 0.76 kg (1.672 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 7 years

Female maturity :121 days

Gestation : 30 days

Weaning : 34 days

Litter size : 4

Litters per year : 4

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the mountain cottontail

Nuttall's Cottontail or Sylvilagus nuttallii is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern . (Full text)

The native Nuttall cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus nuttallii) is found throughout the eastern half of the state.

The mountain cottontail is more solitary than other cottontails. (Full text)

Range: The mountain cottontail is found on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades.

Mountain cottontail is generally found above 6,000 feet in treeless, brush covered areas, while desert cottontail generally occupies brushy areas at elevations below 6,000 feet (Cockrum 1982). (Full text)

The mountain cottontail is of medium to large size for its genus with long hind legs and a large tail that is dark on top and light below.

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Mountain Cottontails are smaller in size.

Little feetMountain cottontails are medium-sized, gray-brown rabbits with fluffy white cottonball tails. (Full text)

Mountain cottontails are frequently seen in the underbrush from dusk until late morning.

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