They are different from other bunnies because of their pale color, gray sides, and darker back. (Lee Eastman/USFWS) By So the scientific name of the riparian brush rabbit is Sylvilagus bachmani riparius. Yet three of the species – riparian brush rabbit, desert cottontail, and black-tailed jackrabbit – are all found together on the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, which Kelly … Riparian brush rabbits are endangered because of all the new cities and house being built over the places they live in. Brush rabbits live near the San Joaquin County in bushes and shrubs. USFWS photo/Brian Hansen The brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani), or western brush rabbit, or Californian brush rabbit, is a species of cottontail rabbit found in western coastal regions of North America, from the Columbia River in Oregon to the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula.Its range extends as far east as the eastern sides of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges.

Biologists add riparius to the species name to say that this is the riparian subspecies. This tiny juvenile female will be tagged and is being processed for biometric info at breeding pens run by CSU Stanislaus in San Joaquin County. Riparian Brush Rabbit. This family includes about 50 species of rabbits and hares. The riparian brush rabbit is a subspecies of the brush rabbit species. The rabbit is part of a program to help supplement populations at the San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge.

Endangered riparian brush rabbits, seen here at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in California, are threatened by a fatal virus rapidly spreading in the Southwest. San Joaquin River Riparian Brush Rabbits, San Luis National WIldlife Refuge, CA. Riparian brush rabbit. Riparian Brush Rabbit Day at the San Joaquin River NWR will be this Saturday, May 4, and there is still room to join staff for a tour. Photo by Lee Eastman/USFWS. Lagomorphs include all hares (jackrabbit, rabbits, and pikas) and totals less than 100 species worldwide. USFWS (2000) concluded that any predation on small, isolated riparian brush rabbit populations was a significant threat to the subspecies population. Brush rabbits are in the Leporidae family. Although little is known about local riparian brush rabbit populations in the South Delta, Williams The U.S. FWS's Threatened & Endangered Species System track information about listed species in the United States Riparian brush rabbits.