Sylvilagus transitionalis

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Sylvilagus transitionalis


Taxonavigation: Lagomorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Lagomorpha

Familia: Leporidae
Genus: Sylvilagus
Species: Sylvilagus transitionalis


Sylvilagus transitionalis (Bangs, 1895)

Type locality: "Liberty Hill, Conn." [New London Co., Connecticut, USA].


  • Lepus sylvaticus transitionalis Bangs, 1895
  • Silvilagus transitionalis Nelson, 1909 – first use of name combination


  • Bangs, O. 1895. The geographical distribution of the eastern races of the cottontail (Lepus sylvaticus Bach.) with a description of a new subspecies, and with notes on the distribution of the northern hare (Lepus americanus Erxl.) in the east. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 26: 405.
  • Nelson, E. W. 1909. The rabbits of North America. North American Fauna, 29: 195
  • Joseph A. Chapman. 1975. Sylvilagus transitionalis. Mammalian Species, 55: 1–4.


  • North American Mammals: Sylvilagus transitionalis [1]

Vernacular names[edit]

Tsetsêhestâhese: Heovese'tahe
English: New England Cottontail