Desert Cottontail - Sylviagus audubonii
NPS Photo by Don and Pat Valenti
Leporidae (long ears, long hind legs, short cottony tail).
Open plains, foothills, low valley, grass, sage, brush. Found from the Rocky Mountain states south to Mexico.
It has a larger body size, bigger ears, and grayer fur than cottontails.
Last Updated: 04/26/2015