Sylvilagus palustris


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Noun1.Sylvilagus palustris - a wood rabbit of marshy coastal areas from North Carolina to FloridaSylvilagus palustris - a wood rabbit of marshy coastal areas from North Carolina to Florida
cottontail, cottontail rabbit, wood rabbit - common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
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Native rabbits are widely distributed across Georgia and are represented by the more abundant eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) and the less abundant swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) and marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris).
The unique plants and animals range from delicate flowers to huge whales, from Caribbean corals to ancient cactus plants, and from the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) to the lower keys marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris hefneri).
Known as sylvilagus palustris hefneri in honour of the man who is better known for a very different type of bunny, the dark brown animals are found in the Florida Keys.