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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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.
Universidad de Guanajuato Acta Universitaria24 The white-sided jackrabbit, when escaping, makes rather long, high leaps.
It is similar in appearance to the black-tail jackrabbit Lepus californicusbut may be distinguished from this species by its stockier build, more grizzled fur and large, white-tipped ears 4. When startled by or alarmed by a predatorit leaps straight upwards while extending the hind legs and flashing the white sides. The latitude, longitude, and elevation of these locations were recorded and plotted on a map.
The white-sided jackrabbit inhabits plateaus at high elevations, including the grassy plains of southwestern New Mexico and the open plains of the southern Mexican tableland.
White-sided Jackrabbit (Lepus callotis) ·
Lepus callotis gaillardi has a rather discontinuous distribution that extends from south-western New Mexico to north-central Mexico, while Lepus callotis callotis is distributed from the central part of east Durango toward the plains of the central part of Mexico 1. General Information Leverets are precocial and are born into surface-depression forms. Another sound, emitted by males in a pair when approached by an outside intruding male, is a series of harsh grunts until the intruder leaves or is chased away.
The white-sided jackrabbit may also occupy underground shelters, but this behavior is rare. Llano de Carretas; 27 mi W El Cuervo. Breeding in Lepus does not begin within the first calendar year following their birth. This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat B Specific Lepus callotis Information “The white side fur is raised and flashed towards a pursuer and the hare may also leap high in the air and flash at the peak of its jump, landing where it started from.
Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: A third vocalization, consisting of a trilling grunt, is heard during the sexual chase of the white-sided jackrabbit, but it is not known which member of the pair makes this sound.
We assembled a table of museum collection locales Table 1 so that biologists might better understand the status of L. This is also untrue of the white-sided jackrabbit and it is protected in most of its habitat region.
The dorsal pelage of Lepus callotis is short and coarse. B Specific Lepus callotis Information Medium-sized species. They produce two types of faecal material: Skull Leporids have an arched skull with a slight constriction between the orbits. Ciudad de Huitzuco de los Figueroa.
The young are born calloyis a soft woolly coat, and attain sexual maturity at a rapid rate, breeding at just over a year old 5.
Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook Lepuss you can use this image. There are probably more jackrabbits killed for food in Mexico than any other game mammal 6.
Conservation; Distribution; Lepus callotis. Calpotis of the Mexican state of Morelos. The nape is usually black. In the United States Fish and Wildlife was petitioned to list the species under the ESA, but it was rejected after a month review due to only limited information being available on the status of the species in Mexico United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Its activity may be limited by cloud cover, precipitationand wind, but temperature has little effect. The larger specimen is a female.
Rodents of Unusual Size. Final report on the status of the white-sided jackrabbit Lepus callotis gaillardi in New Mexico. Cllotis collections with the most specimens are in the U. Specific Lepus callotis Information 2. Views Read Edit View history. The underparts are white with traces of colored patches in front of the thighs. The limbs are white, but their outer surface is stained a buffy color. General Information Male leporids are not caklotis involved in care of the young.