Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)
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Habitat: Found in a wide variety of habitats including stream valleys, grassy fencerows, forested areas, brushy sites in riparian situations, sand dune communities, tall-grass bottomlands, mixed-grass uplands, sagebrush areas, mixed shrub, and shinnery oak areas.

Habits: Activity is mostly during dawn and dusk, but they also are active at night. Individuals generally are solitary. The breeding season usually extends from February to September. Females may have up to four litters of three to four young during the year. Eastern Cottontails feed on grasses, forbs, and other weedy vegetation during the summer and spring. In the winter, stems of woody plants are eaten.


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

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