Lepus californicus

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Noun1.Lepus californicus - the common jackrabbit of grasslands and open areas of western United StatesLepus californicus - the common jackrabbit of grasslands and open areas of western United States; has large black-tipped ears and black streak on the tail
jackrabbit - large hare of western North America
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1), the Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) population in the 1950s was cyclic, large enough to generate public "drives" to reduce rabbit numbers, and was hunted legally until 2000 when the species' long-term decline became apparent (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, unpubl.
alleni was absent from the hottest and most-arid portions of the Sonoran Desert where the sole representative of the genus is the black-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus californicus.
Other mammals of the desert include kit fox, coyote, skunk, black-tailed jackrabbit, ground squirrels, kangaroo rat, and many species of mice.
Rodents like the antelope ground squirrel, black-tailed jackrabbit, and wood rat chew through the bark to suck moisture out of the trees during dry spells.
sycamores (Platanus racemosa), or large gray pines (Pinus sabiniana), with sustainable California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) and black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) populations, either along the Coast Range or the Sierra Nevada (Grinnell and Miller 1944).
The following is a description of the Black-tailed Jackrabbit from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's web site:
Thanks, but we'll pass on the greenery that's eaten by the black-tailed jackrabbit, who, in turn, serves as a main course for the red-tailed hawk.
Dispersion and dispersal of white-tailed and black-tailed jackrabbit populations, Pawnee National Grasslands.
pacificus is most often found on lizards and the black-tailed jackrabbit, Lane says.
Though beyond the scope of our objectives, cameras recorded presence of other wildlife species, which included Badger (Taxidea taxus), Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Coyote (Canis latrans), kangaroo rat (Dipdomys spp.
The black-tailed jackrabbit is distributed throughout most of Texas with the exception of the Big Thicket region of southeastern Texas.