| The San José Brush Rabbit is known only from San José Island, in the Gulf of California. It is closely related to the mainland species Sylvilagus bachmani. A number of other mammals, including introduced cats and rats, are found on the dry, hilly island. Almost nothing is known about this rabbit, but the name mansuetus is the Latin word for "tame," suggesting that like another island species, the Tres Marias Cottontail, it might not instinctively flee from humans.
Total Length: 339 mm (1 specimen) Tail: 44 mm
Nelson, 1907. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 20:83.
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