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Omiltemi Cottontail Rabbit

scientific name: Sylvilagus insonus

Last seen: Early 1900s in Mexico 

Years lost: Around 100 

Endangered 

The Omiltemi Cottontail Rabbit is one of the most endangered rabbits in the world as the result of poaching and habitat destruction. The species, which likely lives in a small, semi-isolated mountain range in the Sierra Madre del Sur, Guerrero, Mexico, is known from only four specimens, the most recent a skin donated by local hunters in 1998. There are no photos of this species.