Brachylagus idahoensis 'Douglas County population'

Douglas County pygmy rabbit



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 2011 or after


The genetically distinct Columbia Basin population of Pygmy rabbits in Washington State seem to have been hybridized out of existence.



Columbia Basin, Washington State, USA












Becker, Penny A. and DeMay, Stephanie M. (2016). Re-introduction of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit in central Washington, USA, pp. 195-199. In: Soorae, P. S. (ed.). Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2016. Case-studies from around the globe. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group and Abu Dhabi, UAE: Environment AgencyAbu Dhabi. xiv + 276 pp.

Dobler, F. C. and Dixon, K. R. (1990). The Pygmy Rabbit Brachylagus idahoensis, pp. 111-115. In: Chapman, J. A. and Flux, J. C. E. (eds.). Rabbits, Hares and Pikas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. Gland, Switzerland: International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) (2012) Recovery plan for the Columbia Basin distinct population segment of the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (1995) Washington State recovery plan for the pygmy rabbit. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, Washington, USA.


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