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Sylvilagus andinus  (Thomas, 1897)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1089941

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Andean Cottontail [English]
    Páramo Cottontail [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderLagomorpha Brandt, 1855 – coelho, tapeti, lagomorphs, Rabbits, Hares, Pikas  
                                  FamilyLeporidae Fischer, 1817 – Hares, Rabbits  
                                     GenusSylvilagus Gray, 1867 – Cottontails  
                                        SpeciesSylvilagus andinus (Thomas, 1897) – Andean Cottontail, Páramo Cottontail  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Sylvilagus andinus andinus (Thomas, 1897)  
                                           Subspecies Sylvilagus andinus canarius Thomas, 1913  
                                           Subspecies Sylvilagus andinus capsalis Thomas, 1913  
                                           Subspecies Sylvilagus andinus chillae Anthony, 1957  
                                           Subspecies Sylvilagus andinus chimbanus Thomas, 1913  
                                           Subspecies Sylvilagus andinus kelloggi Anthony, 1923  
                                           Subspecies Sylvilagus andinus meridensis Thomas, 1904  
                                           Subspecies Sylvilagus andinus nivicola Cabrera, 1913  
                                           Subspecies Sylvilagus andinus purgatus Thomas, 1920  
                                           Subspecies Sylvilagus andinus salentus J. A. Allen, 1913  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Diersing, Victor E., and Don E. Wilson  
  Publication Date: 2017   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematic status of the rabbits Sylvilagus brasiliensis and S. sanctaemartae from northwestern South America with comparisons to Central American populations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 98, no. 6   
  Page(s): 1641-1656   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-2372   
  Notes: doi: 10.1093/jmammal/gyx133 ; first published online 10 October 2017   
  Reference for: Sylvilagus andinus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ruedas, Luis A., Sofia Marques Silva, Johnnie H. French, Roy Nelson Platt II, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2017   
  Article/Chapter Title: A prolegomenon to the systematics of South American cottontail rabbits (Mammalia, Lagomorpha, Leporidae: Sylvilagus): designation of a neotype for S. brasiliensis (Linnaeus, 1758), and restoration of S. andinus (Thomas, 1897) and S. tapetillus Thomas...   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, no. 205   
  Page(s): 1-67   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0076-8405   
  Reference for: Sylvilagus andinus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Silva, Sofia Marques, Luis A Ruedas, Larissa Hasnah Santos, J. de Sousa e Silva, Jr., and A. Aleixo  
  Publication Date: 2019   
  Article/Chapter Title: Illuminating the obscured phylogenetic radiation of South American Sylvilagus Gray, 1867 (Lagomorpha: Leporidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 100, no. 1   
  Page(s): 31-44   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-2372   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Sylvilagus andinus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Andrew T., Charlotte H. Johnston, Paulo C.  
  Publication Date: 2018   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Lagomorphs. Pikas, Rabbits, and Hares of the World   
  Page(s): 266   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1421423405   
  Reference for: Sylvilagus andinus, Andean Cottontail [English], Páramo Cottontail [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: Smith et al. (2018) presents two alternate taxonomic approches to identifying subspecies within Sylvilagus andinus. The approach not currently followed in ITIS comprises six valid supspecies: S. a. andinus, canarius, carchensis, chimbanus, chotanus, and nivicola. Silva et al. (2019) note that, 'contrary to the most recent morphometric analyses focused on Central America and the north Andean region (Diersing and Wilson 2017), our results support the hypothesis of Ruedas et al. (2017) that S. andinus (Thomas, 1897) is a distinct species-level taxon that does not cluster with Central American S. brasiliensis specimens, nor within the S. brasiliensis group'  



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