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Lepus americanus is a small mammal of the Lagomorpha order. It is widespread in the USA and Canada, where it is found in open areas, grasslands, swamps and woods. Usually solitary, they can sometimes live in very large groups. When populations reach very high densities, they can have a significant impact on forest regeneration.

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Compiler: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

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Publication date: 2008-04-01

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2024) Species profile: Lepus americanus. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Lepus+americanus on 04-03-2024.

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NATIVE RANGE
Informations on Lepus americanus has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON
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[1] Grazing/Herbivory/Browsing
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[1] Environmental Ecosystem - Habitat
  • [1] Reduction in native biodiversity
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Bibliography
4 references found for Lepus americanus

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ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Lepus americanus Erxleben, 1777
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=180112 [Accessed 1 April 2008]
Muller, S. 2006. Conservation de la biodiversit� � Saint Pierre et Miquelon. Rapport de mission dans l�archipel. Minist�re de l�Ecologie et du D�veloppement Durable. Universit� Paul Verlaine-Metz. 33 p
Summary: Ce rapport �tablit un diagnostic de la biodiversit� de l archipel et formule des propositions relatives � sa conservation.
Nowak, R. M. 1999. Walkers mammals of the world. 6th edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
Summary: Section on red foxes offers a good review of this species
Shefferly, N. 2007. Lepus americanus. Animal Diversity Web.
Summary: Available from: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Lepus_americanus.html.[Accessed march 2008]
Contact
The following 1 contacts offer information an advice on Lepus americanus
Urtizberea,
Frank
Geographic region: North America
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Organization:
Direction de l Agriculture et de la For�
Address:
La Direction de l Agriculture et de la For�t 3, rue Albert Briand - B.P. 4244 97500 Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Phone:
0508412104; 0508552100
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(2024). Lepus americanus. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).