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Photograph by Joe McDonald/Corbis
Sylvilagus audubonii baileyi
September 15, 1804, near the mouth of the White River, South Dakota.
Buff-brown above; white below. Nape bright rust. Moderately long ears, sparsely furred inside.
Grasslands to creosote brush and deserts.
California to Texas, north to eastern Montana and southwestern North Dakota.
The home range of the desert cottontail extends up to 15 acres (37 ha) for males and 9 acres (22 ha) for females. Its running speed has been timed at 15 mph (25 km/h).
Species information from
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