E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Lepus townsendii Bachman, 1839
White-Tailed Jackrabbit
Family: Leporidae

Photo of species

© Bryan Kelly-McArthur  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #126528)

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Distribution of Lepus townsendii in British Columbia
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The White-tailed Jackrabbit is considered an extirpated species in British Columbia. The last confirmed sighting in BC was in 1981 at Chopaka (Nagorsen 2005, RBCM 2011).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSXRedNot Listed
BC Ministry of Environment: BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer--the authoritative source for conservation information in British Columbia.

Additional Photo Sources

Species References

Nagorsen, David W. 2005. Rodents and Lagomorphs of British Columbia. Royal BC Museum Handbook. Royal BC Museum, Victoria.

General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-04-21 8:54:09 PM]
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