Manzano Mountain cottontail

Manzano Mountain cottontail

Robust cottontail, Holzner's cottontail

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Sylvilagus cognatus

The robust cottontail or Holzner's cottontail (Sylvilagus holzneri ) is a species of cottontail rabbit native to high-altitude regions of the southwestern United States and western Mexico.

Appearance

S. holzneri typically averages a total length of 42 cm, and weighs between 1.3 and 1.8 kg. It is restricted to dry, brushy, mountains at elevations above 1500 meters.

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Despite the rarity of S. h. robustus, currently no governmental agency provides protection or listing for this subspecies.

References

1. Manzano Mountain cottontail Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manzano_Mountain_cottontail
2. Manzano Mountain cottontail on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/41309/165117485

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