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Lost species Omiltemi Cottontail Rabbit
endangered

Omiltemi Cottontail Rabbit

SCIENTIFIC NAME: SYLVILAGUS INSONUS
LAST SEEN: EARLY 1900S IN MEXICO
YEARS LOST: AROUND 101
ENDANGERED

 

This is one of the most endangered rabbits in the world as the result of poaching and habitat destruction. The species, which likely lives in a small, semi-isolated mountain range in the Sierra Madre del Sur, Guerrero, Mexico, is known from only four specimens, the most recent a skin donated by local hunters in 1998. There are no photos of this species.

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