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Range DescriptionThe geographic range of Lepus granatensis includes Portugal and nearly the entire extent of Spain (Alves et al. 2003). It is excluded from northern regions of Spain where L. castroviejoi and europaeus exist (Alves et al. 2003). In most of the northern provinces (Navarra, Asturias, Cantabria, Aragon, Catalunya, and Basque Country), L. europaeus and L. granatensis exist in parapatry, the Iberian hare inhabits the southern region and the brown hare can be found to the north (Fernandez et al. 2004). L. granatensis is also located on the island of Mallorca of the Balearic chain (Schneider 2001). It has gone extinct on the island of Ibiza (Balearic Islands) (Mitchell-Jones et al. 1999).
L. granatensis has been introduced in southern France (Perpignan) (Alves et al. 2003).