Striped rabbits in Southeast Asia

Alison K. Surridge, Robert J. Timmins, Godfrey M. Hewitt, Diana J. Bell

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Abstract

The Annamite mountains of Laos and Vietnam have yielded several important mammalian discoveries1. We have found a striped rabbit of the previously monospecific genus Nesolagus, extending its known range more than 1,500 km north from the island of Sumatra into mainland Southeast Asia. The Sumatran and mainland Annamite populations are morphologically similar, but genetic data indicate that they have been isolated for millions of years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726
Number of pages1
JournalNature
Volume400
Issue number6746
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 1999

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