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white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii)
Subject: white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii)
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White-Tailed Jackrabbit on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (25795217461) - white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii), prairie hare, white jack.jpg
Resolution: 3440x2283 File Size: 5262950 Bytes Date: 2016:03:10 10:16:11 Camera: NIKON D300 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/8.0 Exposure: 10/40000 sec Focal Length: 5000/10 Upload Date: 2017:07:15 01:47:00

white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii)

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS
Date 10 March 2016, 10:16
Source White-Tailed Jackrabbit on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
Author USFWS Mountain-Prairie

The white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii), also known as the prairie hare and the white jack, is a species of hare found in western North America. Like all hares and rabbits, it is a member of the family Leporidae of order Lagomorpha. It is a solitary individual except where several males court a female in the breeding season. Litters of four to five young are born in a form, a shallow depression in the ground, hidden among vegetation. This jackrabbit has two described subspecies: Lepus townsendii townsendii occurring west of the Rocky Mountains and Lepus townsendii campanius occurring east of the Rocky Mountains.
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Genus: Lepus
Species: Lepus townsendii Bachman, 1839

Scientific Name: Lepus townsendii Bachman, 1839
Common Names: White-tailed Jackrabbit, White-tailed Jack Rabbit, Prairie Hare, White Jack

White-tailed jackrabbit
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