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San Jose Brush Rabbit
San-Jose-brush-rabbit
Information
Range San Jose Island in the Gulf of California, part of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Lagomorpha
Family Leporidae
Genus Sylvilagus
Species S. mansuetus
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The San jose brush rabbit (Sylvilagus mansuetus) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae .It is endemic to the 170 km2 desert San Jose Island in the Gulf of California, part of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The species is closely related to brush rabbit, which is found on mainland Baja California, and is considered a subspecies of the latter by some authorities. The species has been recently uplisted to critically endangered by the IUCN. This is due to habitat loss, predation by feral cats, human developments and hunting which have all led to population declines since 1995/1996.

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