IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Distribution

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Range Description

Sylvilagus cunicularius is endemic to Mexico and the distribution extends from mid-Sinaloa, continuing south along the Pacific coast to Oaxaca, including the Axis Neovolcanic and western region of Veracruz (Cervantes et al. 2005). Its altitudinal distribution ranges from sea level to approximately 4,300 m (Chapman and Ceballos 1990). Presently there are three subspecies: S. c. cunicularius which occurs in the central portion if the distribution (Axis Neovolcanic into the states of Michoacán, Guerrero, and Oaxaca), S. c. insolitus occurring in the northern extent of the species’ distribution from mid-Sinaloa along the Pacific coastal plain to the south-central region of Jalisco, and S. c. pacificus which occurs from the southern region of Jalisco south along to the Pacific coastal plain to Oaxaca (Hall 1981).

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