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Omiltemi Cottontail Rabbit

scientific name: Sylvilagus insonus

Last seen: Early 1900s in Mexico 

Years lost: Around 101 


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.