Granada hare

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Granada hare[1]
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Genus: Lepus
Species: L. granatensis
Binomial name
Lepus granatensis
Rosenhauer, 1856
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Granada hare range
(red - native, pink - introduced, violet - origin uncertain)

The Granada hare (Lepus granatensis), also known as the Iberian hare, is a hare species that can be found on the Iberian Peninsula and on the island of Majorca.

Subspecies

Three subspecies of the Granada hare are known, which vary in colour and size.

  • Lepus granatensis granatensis - This, the most abundant subspecies, is found in Andalusia, Extremadura, Meseta Central, Valencia and the south of Aragon and Catalonia.
  • Lepus granatensis gallaecius - This subspecies with a darker coat occurs in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, in Galicia.
  • Majorcan hare, Lepus granatensis solisi - This subspecies is probably extinct nowadays or at least very rare. There have been no trustworthy sightings in recent years. This subspecies has a lighter coat and is smaller.

References

  1. ^ Hoffman, R.S.; Smith, A.T. (2005). "Order Lagomorpha". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 199–200. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2008). "Lepus granatensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T41306A10437192. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T41306A10437192.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
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