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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parumapertus adults from 21 black-tailed jackrabbits (Lepus californicus), 2 D.
Predation risk and food quantity in the selection of habitat by black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus): an optimal foraging approach.
In the late 1970s, Marr and Knight (1983) examined food habitats of Golden Eagles on 38 territories in eastern Washington and found nearly equal numbers of avian and mammalian prey, <1% of jackrabbits (Lepus californicus and Lepus townsendi) and ground squirrels (Urocitellus spp.), and 42% Yellow-bellied Marmots (Marmota flaviventris), which was unusually high (Knight and Erickson 1978).
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. Although Brown and Krausmann (2003) quantified the animal's use of two desert plants, velvet mesquite (Prosopis juliflora) and creosote (Larrea tridentata), as screening shade in a valley in south-central Arizona, L.
A study of coyotes (Canis latrans), and lagomorphs (Lepus californicus and Sylvilagus audobonii).
The site contained a diverse faunal assemblage including jackrabbits (Lepus californicus) and cottontails (Sylvilagus sp.).
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).
Enter the Black-tail Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus)!