Sylvilagus floridanus Allen 1890 (eastern cottontail)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Alternative combinations: Lepus floridanus, Lepus sylvaticus floridanus

Synonym: Lepus sylvaticus Bachman 1837 [replaced name]

Belongs to Sylvilagus according to R. C. Hulbert and A. E. Pratt 1998

See also Dalquest and Roth 1970, Hay 1902, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, Leidy 1860 and Schultz and Howard 1935

Sister taxa: Sylvilagus (Limnolagus), Sylvilagus (Tapeti), Sylvilagus aquaticus, Sylvilagus audubonii, Sylvilagus bachmani, Sylvilagus boylei, Sylvilagus brasiliensis, Sylvilagus cunicularius, Sylvilagus gabbi, Sylvilagus hibbardi, Sylvilagus leonensis, Sylvilagus nuttallii, Sylvilagus palustris, Sylvilagus transitionalis, Sylvilagus webbi

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Alberta collection), Colombia (1), Mexico (1), United States (47: Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 52 collections each including a single occurrence

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