Bunolagus monticularis (Thomas, 1903)

Riverine rabbit, Bushman rabbit, Bushman hare



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lepus monticularis Thomas, 1903


Conservation Status

Last record: 1902

Rediscovered in 1929


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Northern Cape Province, Western Cape, South Africa












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