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Caprolagus hispidus

Author Name

(Pearson, 1839).

Citation

In M'Clelland, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1838: p152.

Common Name

Hispid Hare.

Type Locality

"...Assam, ...base of the Boutan [Bhutan] mountains" [India].

Distribution

S Himalaya foothills from Uttar Pradesh (India) through Nepal and West Bengal to Assam (India), and south through NW Bangladesh. Since 1951 there have been very few reports from Uttar Pradesh and Assam; see Santapau and Humayun (1960), Mallinson (1971), and Ghose (1978). Presently known distribution summarized by Bell et al. (1990).

Status

Current as of November 16, 2005, please see corresponding Web site reference for most recent status.

IUCN: www.iucnredlist.org
CITES: www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html
US ESA: www.fws.gov/endangered/wildlife.html

CITES – Appendix I; U.S. ESA – Endangered, and IUCN – Endangered.

Contributor

Robert S. Hoffmann
Andrew T. Smith, 2005.

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