Aztlanolagus agilis Russell & Harris, 1986

Aztlán (primitive) rabbit (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



USA & Mexico


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: UTEP 1-1202 ("incomplete left dentary")

For a complete hypodigm see (Russell & Harris, 1986)






Original scientific description:

Russell, Brett D., and Harris, Arthur H. (1986). A new leporine (Lagomorpha: Leporidae) from Wisconsinan deposits of the Chihuahuan Desert. Journal of Mammalogy 67(4): 632-9.


Other references:

Harris, Arthur H. (1987). Reconstruction of Mid Wisconsin Environments in Southern New Mexico. National Geographic Research 3(2): 142-151.

Harris, Arthur H. (1993). Quaternary vertebrates of New Mexico, pp. 179-197. In: Vertebrate Paleontology in New Mexico, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 2:i-vii, 1-338.

Jass, Christopher N. (2022). Re-evaluation of some Quaternary small mammal records from Smith Creek Canyon, Nevada. In: Morgan, Gary S. et al. (eds.). Late Cenozoic Vertebrate Paleontology: Tribute to Arthur H. Harris. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 88: 331-342.

Morgan, Gary S. (2022). Arthur H. Harris–a man of many talents: mammalogist, paleontologist, paleoecologist, zooarchaeologist. In: Morgan, Gary S. et al. (eds.). Late Cenozoic Vertebrates from the American Southwest: A Tribute to Arthur H. Harris. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 88: 1-9.

Winkler, A. J., and Y. Tomida. (1988). New records of the small leporid Aztlanolagus agilis Russell and Harris, Leporidae: Leporinae. Southwestern Naturalist 33: 391-396.


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