Sylvilagus floridanus hitchensi Mearns, 1911

Smith's Island cottontail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a synonym of S. f. mallurus by (Wilson & Reeder, 2005).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: 1910



Smith and Fisherman Island's, Virginia, USA


Biology & Ecology










NatureServe. (2011). NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: September 17, 2011).

Wilson, D. E. and Reeder, D. M. (2005). Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.


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