Tapeti taxonomy

It’s been pretty obvious for many years that tapeti (Sylvilagus brasilensis) was a species complex. A new paper by Ruedas et al. suggests that the form originally described as S. brasilensis (from Pernambuco) is extinct, the Andean forms should be called S. andinus, and the lowland ones S. tapetillus. The authors think that a thorough review will produce further splits. I have a PDF if anybody wants it. BTW, their data strongly points at Allegheny and New England cottontails being conspecific.

  1. jo dale 6 years ago

    Interesting, so is the one you get in the Pantanal S. tapetillus? Thanks


  2. Jon Hall 6 years ago

    I’d like the PDF please. Thanks.


  3. Elias Sadalla Filho 6 years ago

    I also like the PDF. Thanks

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