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Asia
CaprolagusHispidusJASB * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Sumit Chowdhury (Bangladesh)
Region : Uttar Pradesh through southern Nepal, the northern region of West Bengal to Assam and into Bangladesh
Status : Endangered
Introduction
The hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus), also called Assam rabbit and Bristly rabbit, is a leporid native to South Asia, whose historic range extended along the southern foothills of the Himalayas. Today, its habitat is highly fragmented with an area of occupancy estimated at less than 500 km2 (190 sq mi) extending over an area of 5,000 to 20,000 km2 (1,900 to 7,700 sq mi). Populations experienced a continuing decline in suitable habitat due to increasing agriculture, flood control, and human development. It is therefore listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List since 1986.

Distribution: Distribution is sporadic in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and possibly Bhutan Info

Source :
http://mohanpaisarticles.blogspot.com/2009/05/vanishing-species-hispid-hare.html

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