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


© Bryan Kelly-McArthur     (Photo ID #126528)


Distribution of Lepus townsendii in British Columbia.
Source: Map courtesy of David Nagorsen


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.

Species References

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