Swamp rabbit

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Swamp rabbit[1]
Temporal range: Pleistocene-recent[2]
Swamp Rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus).jpg
Scientific classification e
Unrecognized taxon (fix): Sylvilagus
Binomial name
Sylvilagus aquaticus
(Bachman, 1837)
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Swamp rabbit range

The swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus), or swamp hare,[4] is a large cottontail rabbit found in the swamps and wetlands of the Southern United States. Other common names for the swamp rabbit include marsh rabbit and cane-cutter. The species likes to live in wet areas, and can swim.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hoffmann, Robert S.; Smith, Andrew T. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds) (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 207–8. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.CS1 maint: extra text: editors list (link)
  2. "Sylvilagus aquaticus (swamp rabbit)". PBDB.
  3. Smith, A.T. & Boyer, A.F. (2008). "Sylvilagus aquaticus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T41296A10417240. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T41296A10417240.en.
  4. Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Swamp Hare" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.