The desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii), also known as Audubon's cottontail, is a New World cottontail rabbit, and a member of the family Leporidae. The desert cottontail is found throughout the western United States from eastern Montana to western Texas, and in northern and central Mexico. Westwards its range extends to central Nevada and southern California and Baja California. It is found at heights of up to 2,000 m (6,600 ft). It is particularly associated with the dry near-desert grasslands of the American southwest; though it is also found in less arid habitats such as pinyon-juniper forest.

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  • The desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii), also known as Audubon's cottontail, is a New World cottontail rabbit, and a member of the family Leporidae. The desert cottontail is found throughout the western United States from eastern Montana to western Texas, and in northern and central Mexico. Westwards its range extends to central Nevada and southern California and Baja California. It is found at heights of up to 2,000 m (6,600 ft). It is particularly associated with the dry near-desert grasslands of the American southwest; though it is also found in less arid habitats such as pinyon-juniper forest. The desert cottontail is quite similar in appearance to the European rabbit, though its ears are larger and are more often carried erect. It is also social among its peers, often gathering in small groups to feed. The desert cottontail uses burrows made by rodents rather than making its own. Like all cottontail rabbits, the desert cottontail has a rounded tail with white fur on the underside which is visible as it runs away. It is a light grayish-brown in color, with almost white fur on the belly. Adults are 33 to 43 cm (13 to 17 in) long and weigh up to 1.5 kg (3.3 lb). The ears are 8 to 10 cm (3.1 to 3.9 in) long, and the hind feet are large, about 7.5 cm (3.0 in) in length). There is little sexual dimorphism, but females tend to be larger than the males, but have much smaller home ranges, about 4,000 square metres (1 acre) compared with about 60,000 square metres (15 acres) for a male. The desert cottontail is not usually active in the middle of the day, but it can be seen in the early morning or late afternoon. It mainly eats grass, but will eat many other plants, herbs, vegetables and even cacti. It rarely needs to drink, getting its water mostly from the plants it eats or from dew. Like most lagomorphs, it is coprophagic, re-ingesting and chewing its own feces: this allows more nutrition to be extracted. Many desert animals prey on cottontails, including birds of prey, mustelids, the coyote, the bobcat, the lynx, wolves, mountain lions, snakes, weasels, humans, and even squirrels, should a cottontail be a juvenile, injured or docile. Southwestern Native Americans hunted them for meat but also used their fur and hides. The cottontail's normal anti-predator behavior is to run away in evasive zigzags; it can reach speeds of over 30 km/h (19 mph). Against small predators or other desert cottontails, it will defend itself by slapping with a front paw and nudging; usually preceded by a hop straight upwards as high as two feet when threatened or taken by surprise. The young are born in a shallow burrow or above ground, but they are helpless when born, and do not leave the nest until they are three weeks old. Where climate and food supply permit, females can produce several litters a year. Unlike the European rabbit, they do not form social burrow systems, but compared with some other leporids, they are extremely tolerant of other individuals in their vicinity. (en)
  • El conejo del desierto (Sylvilagus audubonii) o conejo matorralero es una especie de mamífero lagomorfo de la familia Leporidae. El género Sylvilagus, al que pertenece este conejo, incluye a los conejos de cola de algodón. (es)
  • أرنب صحراوي (الإسم العلمي:Sylvilagus audubonii)، هو نوع من الثدييات يتبع فصيلة الأرانب ضمن رتبة الأرنبيات. هو أحد أنواع جنس أرانب قطنية الذيل، يستوطن ولايات الغرب الأمريكية، من شرق مونتانا إلى غرب تكساس، ويستوطن كذلك في شمال ووسط المكسيك، ويتميز بآذانه الطويلة. (ar)
  • Sylvilagus audubonii Sylvilagus auduboniiFichier:Sylvilagus audubonii.jpg Nom binominal Sylvilagus auduboniiBaird, 1858 Statut de conservation UICN LC : Préoccupation mineure Le Lapin d'Audubon (Sylvilagus audubonii) est une espèce de lapin. C’est un mammifère de la famille des Leporidae qui vit dans les zones plutôt arides du sud-ouest de l'Amérique du Nord. (fr)
  • Das Audubon-Baumwollschwanzkaninchen (Sylvilagus audubonii) ist eine Säugetierart aus der Gattung der Baumwollschwanzkaninchen innerhalb der Hasenartigen. Es lebt in Wüsten und anderen trockenen Regionen in den südwestlichen USA und in Mexiko. (de)
  • Il silvilago del deserto (Sylvilagus audubonii Baird, 1858), noto anche come silvilago di Audubon, è un silvilago del Nuovo Mondo appartenente alla famiglia dei Leporidi. Il silvilago del deserto è diffuso in tutta l'area centrale degli Stati Uniti, dal Montana orientale al Texas occidentale, e in Messico settentrionale. Nelle regioni occidentali del suo areale si spinge fino al Nevada centrale, alla California meridionale e alla Baja California. Vive fino al altezze di 2000 metri. È una specie particolarmente associata alle aride praterie semi-desertiche del Sud-ovest americano, nonostante si possa trovare anche in habitat meno aridi, come le foreste di pinyon e ginepri. È di aspetto molto simile al coniglio europeo, ma ha orecchie più grandi che tiene quasi sempre erette. Inoltre ha abitudini molto meno sociali e trascorre pochissimo tempo all'interno della tana. Come tutti i silvilaghi, il silvilago del deserto presenta una coda arrotondata con la parte inferiore ricoperta di pelo bianco, ben visibile quando l'animale fugge via. È di colore bruno-grigiastro chiaro, che si fa quasi bianco sul ventre. Gli adulti sono lunghi tra i 33 e i 43 cm e pesano fino a 1,5 kg. Le orecchie sono piuttosto lunghe (tra gli 8 e i 10 cm), così come le zampe posteriori (7,5 cm). Non vi è molto dimorfismo sessuale, ma le femmine tendono ad essere più grandi dei maschi, anche se i loro territori sono molto più piccoli (4000 m² rispetto ai 60.000 m² del territorio di un maschio). Il silvilago del deserto è poco attivo a metà giornata, ma si può vedere facilmente di primo mattino o nel tardo pomeriggio. Si nutre soprattutto di erba, ma consuma anche molti altri vegetali, perfino cactus. Ha bisogno di bere solo molto raramente, dato che ricava l'acqua necessaria dai vegetali di cui si nutre o dalla rugiada. Come quasi tutti i Lagomorfi, è ciecotrofo, ingerisce alcune delle proprie feci contenenti sostanze ancora utili, sfruttando così al massimo tutta l'energia disponibile. Molti animali del deserto cacciano questo silvilago, compresi uccelli da preda, Mustelidi, coyote, bobcat ed esseri umani. I nativi americani del Sud-ovest lo cacciavano per la carne, ma ne utilizzavano anche il pelo e la pelle. Il comportamento anti-predatorio del silvilago del deserto consiste generalmente nel fuggire via zig-zagando; può raggiungere velocità superiori ai 30 km/h. Contro predatori di piccole dimensioni si difende scalciando. I piccoli vedono la luce in una stretta tana o direttamente sul suolo, ma sono bisognosi di tutto e non lasciano il covo fino all'età di tre settimane. Dove il clima e le disponibilità alimentari lo permettono, le femmine danno alla luce più nidiate all'anno. Diversamente dal coniglio europeo, i silvilaghi non costruiscono sistemi di tane in comune, ma rispetto ad altri Leporidi sono relativamente tolleranti nei confronti di altri individui nelle vicinanze. (it)
  • Het woestijnkatoenstaartkonijn (Sylvilagus audubonii) is een zoogdier uit de familie van de hazen en konijnen (Leporidae). De wetenschappelijke naam van de soort werd voor het eerst geldig gepubliceerd door Baird in 1858. (nl)
  • O Coelho-do-deserto ou coelho-de-Audubon (Sylvilagus audubonii) é um leporídeo norte-americano. (pt)
  • Степной кролик (лат. Sylvilagus audubonii) — один из видов американских кроликов (Sylvilagus) из отряда зайцеобразных. Латинское название этого вида дано в честь выдающегося американского натуралиста и художника Джона Джеймса Одюбона. (ru)
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  • El conejo del desierto (Sylvilagus audubonii) o conejo matorralero es una especie de mamífero lagomorfo de la familia Leporidae. El género Sylvilagus, al que pertenece este conejo, incluye a los conejos de cola de algodón. (es)
  • أرنب صحراوي (الإسم العلمي:Sylvilagus audubonii)، هو نوع من الثدييات يتبع فصيلة الأرانب ضمن رتبة الأرنبيات. هو أحد أنواع جنس أرانب قطنية الذيل، يستوطن ولايات الغرب الأمريكية، من شرق مونتانا إلى غرب تكساس، ويستوطن كذلك في شمال ووسط المكسيك، ويتميز بآذانه الطويلة. (ar)
  • Sylvilagus audubonii Sylvilagus auduboniiFichier:Sylvilagus audubonii.jpg Nom binominal Sylvilagus auduboniiBaird, 1858 Statut de conservation UICN LC : Préoccupation mineure Le Lapin d'Audubon (Sylvilagus audubonii) est une espèce de lapin. C’est un mammifère de la famille des Leporidae qui vit dans les zones plutôt arides du sud-ouest de l'Amérique du Nord. (fr)
  • Das Audubon-Baumwollschwanzkaninchen (Sylvilagus audubonii) ist eine Säugetierart aus der Gattung der Baumwollschwanzkaninchen innerhalb der Hasenartigen. Es lebt in Wüsten und anderen trockenen Regionen in den südwestlichen USA und in Mexiko. (de)
  • Het woestijnkatoenstaartkonijn (Sylvilagus audubonii) is een zoogdier uit de familie van de hazen en konijnen (Leporidae). De wetenschappelijke naam van de soort werd voor het eerst geldig gepubliceerd door Baird in 1858. (nl)
  • O Coelho-do-deserto ou coelho-de-Audubon (Sylvilagus audubonii) é um leporídeo norte-americano. (pt)
  • Степной кролик (лат. Sylvilagus audubonii) — один из видов американских кроликов (Sylvilagus) из отряда зайцеобразных. Латинское название этого вида дано в честь выдающегося американского натуралиста и художника Джона Джеймса Одюбона. (ru)
  • The desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii), also known as Audubon's cottontail, is a New World cottontail rabbit, and a member of the family Leporidae. The desert cottontail is found throughout the western United States from eastern Montana to western Texas, and in northern and central Mexico. Westwards its range extends to central Nevada and southern California and Baja California. It is found at heights of up to 2,000 m (6,600 ft). It is particularly associated with the dry near-desert grasslands of the American southwest; though it is also found in less arid habitats such as pinyon-juniper forest. (en)
  • Il silvilago del deserto (Sylvilagus audubonii Baird, 1858), noto anche come silvilago di Audubon, è un silvilago del Nuovo Mondo appartenente alla famiglia dei Leporidi. Il silvilago del deserto è diffuso in tutta l'area centrale degli Stati Uniti, dal Montana orientale al Texas occidentale, e in Messico settentrionale. Nelle regioni occidentali del suo areale si spinge fino al Nevada centrale, alla California meridionale e alla Baja California. Vive fino al altezze di 2000 metri. È una specie particolarmente associata alle aride praterie semi-desertiche del Sud-ovest americano, nonostante si possa trovare anche in habitat meno aridi, come le foreste di pinyon e ginepri. (it)
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  • Sylvilagus audubonii (it)
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  • Sylvilagus audubonii (pt)
  • Степной кролик (ru)
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