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Sylvilagus floridanus Allen 1890 (eastern cottontail)

Mammalia - Glires - Leporidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51912

Alternative combinations: Lepus floridanus, Lepus sylvaticus floridanus

Synonym: Lepus sylvaticus Bachman 1837 [replaced name] (taxon 161905)

Belongs to Sylvilagus according to R. C. Hulbert and A. E. Pratt 1998

Sister taxa: Sylvilagus (Limnolagus), Sylvilagus (Tapeti), Sylvilagus aquaticus, Sylvilagus audubonii, Sylvilagus bachmani, Sylvilagus boylei, Sylvilagus brasiliensis, Sylvilagus cunicularius, Sylvilagus gabbi, Sylvilagus hibbardi, Sylvilagus leonensis, Sylvilagus nuttallii, Sylvilagus palustris, Sylvilagus transitionalis, Sylvilagus webbi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 80.6, humerus length 63.0, skull 65.0 x 35.3, tibia length 93.5, ulna length 66.5

Estimated body mass: 1.79 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length