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Range DescriptionThe geographic distribution of Lepus tolai extends from the northern and eastern shores of the Caspian Sea, south to Iran, east through Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and southern Siberia, as well as the "Middle Asia republics to Mongolia; and W, C, NE China" (Hoffmann and Smith 2005). This species was observed at an elevation of 8,000 m on Yihe-Bogdo, Mongolia (Ognev 1966). In China, it is usually located at elevations between 600-900 m (Smith and Xie 2008). Evidence of a single specimen in South Asia, may extend the distribution as far south as Jammu and Kashmir, India (Chakraborty et al. 2005).