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 Mountain Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii)




Mountain Cottontail | Sylvilagus nuttallii photo
Mountain Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii) in Washington State

Photograph by Justin Wilde. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

Mountain Cottontail | Sylvilagus nuttallii photo
Mountain Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii) in Denver Zoo

Photograph by Drew Avery. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

MOUNTAIN COTTONTAIL FACTS

Classification
Class:Mammalia
Order:Lagomorpha
Family:Leporidae
Genus:Sylvilagus
Species:nuttallii
Common Name:Mountain Cottontail


Relatives in same Genus
  Swamp Rabbit (S. aquaticus)
  Desert Cottontail (S. audubonii)
  Brush Rabbit (S. bachmani)
  Eastern Cottontail (S. floridanus)
  Appalachian Cottontail (S. obscurus)
  Marsh Rabbit (S. palustris)
  New England Cottontail (S. transitionalis)