Sunday, 5 April 2015

Creature 187: Romerolagus diazi

A rare chocolate colored bunny
Happy Easter.

Romerolagus diazi is a small rabbit which can be called the volcano rabbit of Teporingo.

The volcano rabbit lives on volcanoes. It is a very small rabbit, weighing only about half a kilogram fully grown. Its dark coloration is a result of blending into the dark volcanic rocks in the habitat in which it lives. Its tail is so small it is not visible to the eye.

The volcano rabbit  is found on a few volcanoes to the south of Mexico city. It is the worlds rarest living rabbit.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Genus: Romerolagus
Species: Romerolagus diazi

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