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The Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) is a New World cottontail rabbit, a member of the family Leporidae. It is the most common rabbit species in North America.

Sub-species of the Eastern cottontail

  • Sylvilagus floridanus alacer - found north of Mexico.
  • Sylvilagus floridanus ammophilus
  • Sylvilagus floridanus avius
  • Sylvilagus floridanus aztecus
  • Sylvilagus floridanus chapmani - found north of Mexico.
  • Sylvilagus floridanus chiapensis
  • Sylvilagus floridanus cognatus
  • Sylvilagus floridanus connectens
  • Sylvilagus floridanus continentis
  • Sylvilagus floridanus costaricensis
  • Sylvilagus floridanus cumanicus
  • Sylvilagus floridanus floridanus
  • Sylvilagus floridanus hesperius
  • Sylvilagus floridanus hitchensi
  • Sylvilagus flordanus holzneri
  • Sylvilagus floridanus hondurensis
  • Sylvilagus floridanus llanensis
  • Sylvilagus floridanus mallurus
  • Sylvilagus floridanus margaritae
  • Sylvilagus floridanus mearnsi
  • Sylvilagus floridanus nelsoni
  • Sylvilagus floridanus nigronuchalis
  • Sylvilagus floridanus orinoci
  • Sylvilagus floridanus orizabae
  • Sylvilagus floridanus paulsoni
  • Sylvilagus floridanus purgatus
  • Sylvilagus floridanus restrictus
  • Sylvilagus floridanus russatus
  • Sylvilagus floridanus similis
  • Sylvilagus floridanus subcinctus
  • Sylvilagus floridanus superciliaris
  • Sylvilagus floridanus valenciae
  • Sylvilagus floridanus yucatanicus


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