Mexican Easter Bunny? The Tehuantepec Jackrabbit

31 Mar

The Tehuantepec jackrabbit is the most endangered hare species in the world (2)(5) (6), and, like other hares (Lepus spp.), is recognised by its long legs, large hind feet and huge ears (2) (7) (8), which can measure up to 12 centimetres in length (2). The hair is coarse (2), and the feet are well furred (7). The upperparts of the body are a rich ochraceous buff, washed through with black, and the back of the neck bears a buffy stripe, which separates two narrow, black stripes that extend backwards from the base of each ear. The ears are buff coloured, with whitish tips, while the throat is yellowish and the underparts and flanks are white. The legs and rump are pale whitish to grey, and the tail is grey below and black above (2) (5). In spring, the fur may become more worn, with the upperparts faded to a more yellowish colour and the black stripes on the neck visible only as black patches behind the ears (2).

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One Response to “Mexican Easter Bunny? The Tehuantepec Jackrabbit”

  1. luluandthemoon April 5, 2014 at 5:26 PM #

    Reblogged this on lulu and the moon and commented:

    Well, we are coming up on Semana Santa or Easter week here in Progreso so I thought it would be a good time to repost this little Mexican Easter Bunny.

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