Tres Marias rabbit

Tres Marias rabbit

Tres Marias cottontail

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SPECIES
Sylvilagus graysoni
Weight
0.24-2.7 kg

The Tres Marias cottontail or Tres Marias rabbit (Sylvilagus graysoni ) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae.

Distribution

Geography

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It is endemic to the Tres Marias Islands, part of the Mexican state of Nayarit. The rabbit is abundantly found in both the Madre and Magdalena islands but only has some occurrences in the Cleofa island. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

Tres Marias rabbit habitat map
Tres Marias rabbit habitat map
Tres Marias rabbit

Habits and Lifestyle

The rabbit only has three predators - the Tres Marias raccoon (Procyon lotor insularis ), a subspecies of the common raccoon, and two birds of prey: the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis ) and the crested caracara (Caracara plancus ).

Population

Conservation

It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

1. Tres Marias rabbit Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tres_Marias_rabbit
2. Tres Marias rabbit on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/21206/45180643

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