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Brachylagus idahoensis (Pygmy Rabbit)

Synonyms: Lepus idahoensis; Sylvilagus idahoensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) is a North American rabbit, and is one of only two rabbit species in America to dig its own burrow. The pygmy rabbit differs significantly from species within either the Lepus (hare) or Sylvilagus (cottontail) genera and is generally considered to be within the monotypic genus Brachylagus. One isolated population, the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit, is listed as an endangered species by the U.S.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
11
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
37
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 22.74
EDGE Score: 3.17

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  421 grams
Female Maturity [1]  8 months 16 days
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Gestation [1]  27 days
Litter Size [1]  6
Litters / Year [1]  3

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Blue Mountains forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Eastern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Great Basin montane forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Great Basin shrub steppe United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Snake-Columbia shrub steppe United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Wasatch and Uinta montane forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Great Basin National Park II 77367 Nevada, United States

Prey / Diet

Antennaria monocephala subsp. angustata (rosy pussytoes)[3]
Artemisia tridentata (sagebrush)[3]
Bromus tectorum (military grass)[3]
Eriogonum heracleoides (parsnipflower buckwheat)[3]
Koeleria macrantha (prairie Junegrass)[3]
Oryzopsis hymenoides (Indian ricegrass)[3]
Purshia tridentata (bitterbrush)[3]
Rudbeckia occidentalis (rubber rabbitbrush)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Antilocapra americana (pronghorn)1
Dipodomys merriami (Merriam's kangaroo rat)1
Dipodomys ordii (Ord's kangaroo rat)2
Lemmiscus curtatus (sagebrush vole)2
Lepus californicus (Black-tailed Jackrabbit)1
Neotoma cinerea (bushy-tailed woodrat)2
Neotoma lepida (desert woodrat)1
Onychomys leucogaster (northern grasshopper mouse)1
Ovis canadensis (bighorn sheep)3
Perognathus fasciatus (olive-backed pocket mouse)1
Perognathus flavescens (plains pocket mouse)1
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)1
Peromyscus truei (pinyon mouse)1
Reithrodontomys megalotis (western harvest mouse)1
Tamias amoenus (yellow-pine chipmunk)1
Tamias dorsalis (cliff chipmunk)1
Tamias rufus (Hopi chipmunk)2
Urocitellus columbianus (Columbian ground squirrel)1
Urocitellus washingtoni (Washington ground squirrel)2
Xerospermophilus spilosoma (spotted ground squirrel)1

Predators

Asio otus (Long-eared Owl)[3]
Bubo virginianus (Great Horned Owl)[3]
Buteo regalis (Ferruginous Hawk)[3]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[3]
Circus cyaneus (Northern Harrier)[3]
Corvus corax (Northern Raven)[3]
Taxidea taxus (American Badger)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cediopsylla inaequalis inaequalis[4]
Cediopsylla inaequalis interrupta[4]
Euchoplopsyllus glacialis affinis[4]
Meringis shannoni[4]
Oropsylla montana[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Oregon Zoo

Range Map

North America;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Hoffman R.S., 2007-08-15, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3SPECIES ASSESSMENT FOR PYGMY RABBIT (BRACHYLAGUS IDAHOENSIS) IN WYOMING, DOUGLAS A. KEINATH AND MATTHEW MCGEE, United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office Cheyenne, Wyoming (2004) 4International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by Patterson, B. D., G. Ceballos, W. Sechrest, M. F. Tognelli, T. Brooks, L. Luna, P. Ortega, I. Salazar, and B. E. Young. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Mammals of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Bruce Patterson, Wes Sechrest, Marcelo Tognelli, Gerardo Ceballos, The Nature Conservancy—Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International—CABS, World Wildlife Fund—US, and Environment Canada—WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011