Comments on the Taxonomy and Geographic Distribution of Some North American Rabbits

Comments on the Taxonomy and Geographic Distribution of Some North American Rabbits

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Comments on the Taxonomy and Geographic Distribution of Some North American Rabbits by E. Raymond Hall, Keith R. Kelson

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m>. More intensive collecting in the region concerned may, however, show a continuous distribution of the species Sylvilagus floridanus in several areas where it seems now to have an interrupted distribution.

Sylvilagus audubonii neomexicanus Nelson

1907. Sylvilagus audubonii neomexicanus Nelson, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 20:83, July 22.

Nelson (N. Amer. Fauna, 29:230, August 31, 1909) listed under Sylvilagus audubonii cedrophilus Nelson an adult female, skin with skull (U.S. Nat. Mus., Biol. Surv. Coll., No. 108698) from fifteen miles south of Alpine, Texas. Nelson (loc. cit.) remarked that the "bleached" color of the back and the great lateral breadth of the tympanic bullae of No. 108698 were peculiarities not possessed by any other specimen examined. Geographically, the locality of capture is far south of other known occurrences of S. a. cedrophilus and approximately on the boundary separating the range of S. a. minor from that o

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