Sylvilagus


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Sylvilagus

the rabbit genus of lagomorphs in the family Leporidae. The wild rabbit lives in burrows, is herbivorous and feeds mostly at dawn and dusk. They have great powers of reproduction and have been a serious agricultural pest in some countries. The domestic variety is extensively used in laboratories and there are special varieties for the commercial production of rabbitmeat and for pelt and fur production. Common species are Sylvilagus bachmani (brush rabbit) the reservoir of the myxomatosis virus in USA, Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern cottontail) and Oryctolagus cuniculus (European domestic and wild rabbit). See also angora rabbit, argenté, belgian hare, beveren, californian, dutch, english, flemish giant, havana, himalayan (2), lop, netherland dwarf, new zealand red, new zealand white, polish, rex (2), russian, sable (2), satin, siberian, silver fox. Other colors include fox, harlequin, lilac, silver, smoke pearl, tan.
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5 Odocoileus virginianus 15 2 Mazama americana 1 1 Agouti paca 6 2 Didelphis marsupialis 8 2 Didelphidae 1 1 Dasypus novemcinctus 3 1 Rodentia 5 2 Canis familiaris 3 1 Sylvilagus sp.
Size and occlusal pattern of the p3 are typical for Sylvilagus (Fig.
The Monroe County specimen is dolomitic limestone showing marks in the size range of Sciurus niger (fox squirrel), Marmota monax (woodchuck), mouse-sized species, and possibly the lagomorph Sylvilagus floridanus (eastern cottontail).
For example, we did not detect the eastern spotted skunk Spilogale putorius, long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata, blacktailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus, or swamp rabbit Sylvilagus aquaticus.
SERC, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD; also sampled domestic cat (1 WNV-negative juvenile), groundhog, Marmota monax (1 WNV-negative adult, 1 WNV-positive adult), eastern cottontail rabbit, Sylvilagus floridanus (1 WNV-negative adult).
The only rabbit occurring at the depot is the eastern cottontail, Sylvilagus floridanus.
The common fossil cottontail in the Guadalupe Mountains region is recognized as Sylvilagus nuttallii (mountain cottontail).
Some of the mammals with relatively little ecological restriction, at least within an area as small and as varied as the Grand Calumet River basin, are the eastern cottontail, Sylvilagus floridana; raccoon, Procyon lotor; long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata; striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis; and white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginiana.
This paper presents noteworthy records of small mammals from a collecting trip to the Llanos region in central Venezuela and includes range extensions for six taxa (Pteronotus gymnonotus, Lonchorhina orinocensis, Lonchophylla thomasi, Mus musculus, Rhipidomys leucodactylus and Sylvilagus floridanus).
The Davis Mountains cottontail, Sylvilagus robustus, is an endemic species of the Trans-Pecos region of Texas, occurring in pinyon-oak-juniper (Pinus-Quercus-Juniperus) woodlands of the Guadalupe, Davis, Chinati, and Chisos Mountains at elevations of 1,432-2,438 m (Schmidly, 1977).
In North America, members of the family Leporidae, such as Sylvilagus spp.
nuttalli); seven species were known for the county by <3 specimens (Dasypus novemcinctus, Sylvilagus floridanus, Cryptotis parva, Scalopus aquaticus, Sciurus niger, Microtus pinetorum, Peromyscus gossypinus); and four species had not been collected in the county in ca.