Learn more about the White-sided jackrabbit – with amazing White-sided jackrabbit photos and facts on Arkive. Lepus callotis. White-sided Jackrabbit. Order: Lagomorpha Family: Leporidae · Image of Lepus callotis. Click to enlarge this image. (78 kb). Conservation Status: . Species, Lepus callotis Wagler, – white-sided jack rabbit, Liebre torda, White-sided Jackrabbit, Beautiful-eared jack rabbit, Gaillard jack rabbit, snow sides.
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Fish and Wildlife Service Home: The top and sides of the head and back are dark-pinkish buff overlaid with black. Cal,otis ears are dark bluff, black, and white. The rabbits of North America. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: The white-sided jackrabbit has large ears and long limbs, which appear almost disproportionate to its body size, that together increase its body surface area to help dissipate heat 4.
In Queretaro, Mexico, the white-sided jackrabbit is found on cultivated lands, while in western Sonora, Mexico, it occurs on true desert, where it frequents bushy watercourses 1 6. April 05, ; Accepted: General Information All lagomorphs use scent products secreted from special glands.
The rump and thighs are also white and lined with a few black hairs. The tail was grizzled black dorsally, mixed with yellowish white. University of California Press. This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico.
Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. For this reason the portion of the teeth which is not csllotis not above the gum line is strictly speaking not a “root”; however, it is sometimes convenient to describe it as a root.
General Information Most North American leporid species are solitary, but congregations of these animals often occur in favoured feeding grounds. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.
Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. New Mexico Game and Fish: Mammalian Species Lepus callotis construct and utilize shelter forms averaging 37 cm in length, The status of L.
The median black line of the rump is callotie strongly distinguishable and does not extend much further than the base of the tail. Navarrete for her help drawing Figure 2. The Rio Nazas as a factor in mammalian distribution in Durango, Mexico. When eating certain nutgrasshowever, the fore paws are used to excavate the bulbous tubers, leaving behind oval foraging depressions in which fecal pellets are often deposited.
Positive In general, various species of Lepus are used as food, and their fur may be used in manufacturing felt or for trimming gloves and other garments. B Specific Lepus callotis information In this species, the upperpart of tail is black.
As a result, approaching danger can be perceived in advance. A large hare of North America, the white-sided jackrabbit Lepus callotis has a short, coarse coat of light grey fur, with large, conspicuous white patches along the flanks 3.
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Its activity may be limited by cloud cover, precipitationand wind, but temperature has little effect. Localities plotted on Google Earth suggest that most sites are in open grassland.
The pair bond may not be broken during pregnancy. All of the information available suggests that L.
If you are able to help please contact: The white-sided jackrabbit also has a black tail, with white on the underside, and a cream-buff leus, mixed with black, with a whitish area on the side, around the eyes. The Nazas River has been considered a significant geographical barrier between the separations of subspecies of L. Elevations ranged from to 2, m.
The significant non-grass item found in their diets was sedge nutgrass. In other areas the species has been or is being replaced by the highly adaptable black-tailed jackrabbit L.
The tail has black hairs tipped with white on the upper surface and is all white on the underside. The fore paws are not used in feeding except to brace against the ground as the grass is bitten off or uprooted.
B Specific Lepus callotis Information These hares are often found in male-female pairs, staying within 5 m of each other and remaining together while running if flushed from cover. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world.
Lepus callotis – White-sided jackrabbit (Species)
No specific economic importance is noted for Lepus callotis. The information presented herein should facilitate proposals for future research, and conservation and management actions. Preliminary description of a new subgenus callotiis six species and subspecies of hares, from the Mexican border of the United States.
Comments from two anonymous reviewers improved this research note. The gular pouch is also buffy while the sides of the neck and shoulders become more acllotis in color. Further recommended conservation priorities for the white-sided jackrabbit include research to determine population numbers and range, as well as further monitoring efforts to establish trends 1.
The dorsal pelage of the white-sided jackrabbit is short and coarse.