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Smith's Red Rock Hare

Smith's red rock hare
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Genus: Pronolagus
Species: P. rupestris
Binomial name
Pronolagus rupestris
(A. Smith, 1834)
Smith's Red Rock Hare range

Smith's red rock hare (Pronolagus rupestris) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae.[2] It is found in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Description

Smith's red rock hare has a warm brown back,[3] grey ears and dark brown tail.[4] The under fur is soft and white. The claws and digits are short. The head and body together measure 350mm-495mm.[5]

Diet and habitat

This species' diet usually comprises grasses (such a sprouting grass),[6] and herbs. They live on rocky slopes and tops of rocky outcrops.

References

  1. ^ Smith, A. T. & Boyer, A. F. (2008). "Pronolagus rupestris".  
  2. ^ Hoffman, R. S.; Smith, A. T. (2005). "Order Lagomorpha". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 207.  
  3. ^ Kingdon, Jonathan. East African Mammal. The University of Chicago Press.  
  4. ^ http://wildpro.twycrosszoo.org/s/0MLagomorph/Leporidae/Pronolagus/pronolagus_rupestris.htm
  5. ^ Kingdon, Jonathan. East African Mammal. The University of Chicago Press.  
  6. ^ http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/41295/0
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