Lepus americanus


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Synonyms for Lepus americanus

large large-footed North American hare

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Tree recruitment limitation by introduced snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus, on Kent Island,.
Lynx are generally common in these forest habitats, particularly where fires have maintained mixed vegetative and early-successional communities that provide habitat for their primary prey, the Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus).
We recorded extensive browsing on willows, with 55.6% of leaders on 43 plants browsed by moose and 3.9% browsed by snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus).
All leaders of current annual growth were counted on each willow, and the number of twigs foraged upon by moose and snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus), which were distinguished easily from one another (Bowyer and Bowyer 1997), were recorded.
In winter months, the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), also called a varying hare, sports a coat of white fur to blend into the snowscape with only the tips of its ears remaining black.
The snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) is a keystone species in the boreal forest because it affects the demography and population dynamics of many other species in the ecosystem (Boutin et al., 1995).
The pelages and color changes of the snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus phaeonotus, Allen.
Observations on the snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus phaeonotus Allen.
Depending on where they are in their 10-y cycle, Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus), a frequent prey item of Fisher in adjacent British Columbia (Weir and others 2005), are typically abundant in southwestern Yukon, but are relatively uncommon in southeastern Yukon (CJ Krebs and others, unpubl.
Canada lynx typically inhabit areas that receive large amounts of snowfall where their large, furred feet and low foot-loading contribute to a competitive advantage in capturing their primary prey, snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) (Buskirk et al., 2000).
Lowland conifer forests are used extensively by important bobcat prey items: small mammals, snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) (DeVos, 1964; Berg, 1979; Conroy et al., 1979; Pietz and Tester, 1983; Lovallo, 1993); prey availability in mixed savanna areas was limited, particularly during winter (Lovallo, 1993).