White-sided jackrabbit

White-sided jackrabbit

Order : Lagomorpha
Family : Leporidae
Species : Lepus callotis

 

Keywords: white

The White-sided jackrabbit is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the whitesided jackrabbit
A young / baby of a whitesided jackrabbit is called a 'bunny, kit, kitten, leveret or nestling'. The females are called 'doe or jill' and males 'buck or jack'. A whitesided jackrabbit group is called a 'warren, nest, colony, bevy, bury, drove or trace'.
Countries
Mexico and United States
White-sided jackrabbit habitats
Grassland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Grassland

Facts about the white-sided jackrabbit

30 Lepus callotis gaillardi, the White-sided jackrabbit, is listed as Endangered (Group 2) by the state of New Mexico, is a former Fish and Wildlife Service

The White-sided Jackrabbit is, at best, only marginally a Chihuahuan Desert inhabitant. (Full text)

White-sided Jackrabbit is an USFS Sensitive species and may be found in the Coronado National Forest, NEW MEXICO PORTION *04*.

In the United States the white-sided jackrabbit is restricted to two valleys in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, where the population has apparently declined by half between 1976 and 1981.

callotis) occur sympatrically throughout much of the Chihuahuan Desert; black-tailed jackrabbits are widely distributed, whereas white-sided jackrabbits are endemic to the Mexican Plateau. (Full text)

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