Tapeti

Tapeti

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Sylvilagus brasiliensis
WEIGHT
0.7-1 kg

The common tapeti, also known as the Brazilian cottontail, forest cottontail, or simply tapeti is a species of cottontail rabbit. It is small to medium-sized with a small, dark tail, short hind feet, and short ears. As traditionally defined, its range extends from southern Mexico to northern Argentina, but this includes several distinctive population that have since been split into separate species. Under this narrower definition, the true tapeti only occurs in the Atlantic Rainforest of coastal northeastern Brazil and it is classified as "Endangered" by the IUCN. The American Society of Mammalogists concurs, but also tentatively classifies several distinct populations that have not yet received proper species names into S. brasiliensis, and thus considers it to range from Venezuela south to Argentina.

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Cr

Crepuscular

No

Nocturnal

Fo

Folivore

He

Herbivore

Na

Natatorial

Ju

Jumping

Te

Terrestrial

So

Solitary

No

Not a migrant

T

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
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Regions
Biogeographical realms

Tapeti habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
26 to 30 days
BABY CARRYING
1 to 6

References

1. Tapeti Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapeti
2. Tapeti on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/87491102/45191186

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