Nesolagus netscheri (Schlegel, 1880)

Sumatran striped rabbit, Sumatran rabbit, Sumatran short-eared rabbit



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1972

Rediscovered in 2000


IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Sumatra, Indonesia












BBC News. 2007. Striped rabbit spotted in Sumatra.

Fauna & Flora News. 1998. Rare rabbit and cat captured on film. Fauna & Flora News: 3.

Flux, J. C. 1990. The Sumatran rabbit Nesolagus netscheri. In: J. A. Chapman;J. C. Flux (ed.), Rabbits, hares and pikas, pp. 137-139. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Hoffmann, R.S. and Smith, A.T. 2005. Order Lagomorpha. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 185-211. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Meijaard, E. & Sugardjito, J. 2008. Nesolagus netscheri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T14662A4454110. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Schneider, E. 2001. Rabbits and Hare Species. In: D. Macdonald (ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Mammals, pp. 702-704. Andromeda Oxford Limited, Oxfordshire.


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