Yunnan hare

Yunnan hare

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Lepus comus

Yunnan hareTraditional Chinese雲南兔Simplified Chinese云南兔TranscriptionsStandard MandarinHanyu PinyinYúnnán tù The Yunnan hare is a medium-sized species of mammal in the family Leporidae. It has soft, flat, and long dorsal pelage which is grayish brown or dark gray in color, and whitish ventral pelage. It was considered endemic to China, but its presence was recorded in northern Myanmar in 2000. It is a herbivore, and forages on shrubs and forbs. It is rated as a species of least concern on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Endangered Species. The Red List of China's Vertebrates has listed the Yunnan hare as near threatened, almost meeting the criteria to be listed as vulnerable.

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Yunnan hare habitat map

References

1. Yunnan hare Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yunnan_hare
2. Yunnan hare on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/41278/45187160

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