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Pygmy rabbit identified by ears. Credit: Evaline Sequim
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has produced an identification guide to assist wildlife viewers. CLICK HERE to view the Microsoft Word document.
Pygmy Rabbit Research and Management
Pygmy Rabbit in snow. Credit: H. Ulmschneider and R. Dixon
The smallest North American leporid, the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) ranges through much of the Great Basin and beyond in sagebrush dominated habitats. Although somewhat widely distributed, the species' population status and trends is virtually unknown. A core group of researchers are beginning to uncover aspects of pygmy rabbit ecology in various parts of its range but much information regarding this enigmatic species has yet to be discovered. This website is designed to provide an online forum for scientists and managers interested in pygmy rabbit conservation. This site, managed by the USGS Snake River Field Station of the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, is intended to be dynamic, delivering new information as it becomes available. If you have data to contribute to the site please Contact Us.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service Considers Listing Pygmy Rabbit
On January 9, 2008 the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the pygmy rabbit may warrant federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. This 90-finding triggers a thorough status review of the species that considers all available biological information.