Sylvilagus audubonii (Desert Cottontail)
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Habitat: Arid grasslands, brushy, or rocky areas, mesquite plains, plains, and prairies.

Habits: Desert Cottontails are crepuscular, active in early mornings and evenings; they spend the majority of their time foraging. Except during the breeding season, individuals mostly are solitary. The diet consists primarily of grasses and forbs. They breed all year; litters consists of two to three young; gestation is approximately 28 days.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

For more information, view the Mammalian Species account for this species.

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