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Sylvilagus aquaticus Bachman 1837 (swamp rabbit)

Osteichthyes - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51907

Alternative combinations: Lepus aquaticus, Limnolagus aquaticus, Sylvilagus (Limnolagus) aquaticus

Belongs to Sylvilagus according to Halanych and T. Robinson 1997

Sister taxa: Sylvilagus (Limnolagus), Sylvilagus (Tapeti), Sylvilagus audubonii, Sylvilagus bachmani, Sylvilagus boylei, Sylvilagus brasiliensis, Sylvilagus cunicularius, Sylvilagus floridanus, Sylvilagus gabbi, Sylvilagus hibbardi, Sylvilagus leonensis, Sylvilagus nuttallii, Sylvilagus palustris, Sylvilagus transitionalis, Sylvilagus webbi

Ecology: amphibious insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): p3 4.05 x 3.05, femur length 87.6, humerus length 68.2, radius length 65.0, scapula length 60.4, tibia length 101.6

Estimated body mass: 2.53 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length