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.
To infer paleovegetation patterns, this study uses [[delta].sup.13]C of bone collagen from leporids, specifically Lepus calif brnicus (black-tailed jackrabbit) and Sylvilagus sp.
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.
The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in California typically inhabits grassland foothills with scattered oaks (Quercus sp.), 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.
To compare actual dispersal of Carpobrotus morphotypes, fresh droppings of black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus Gray) and mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus Colombianus) were haphazardly collected in October 1995 and examined for seeds.
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.