He reported M. ochrogaster to be second only to the jack-rabbit (Lepus californicus) as a prey species in west-central Kansas.
Such then was its nature (Lepus, levipes, lightfoot, some think).
The distribution of the white-tailed jack rabbit (Lepus townsendii campanius Hollister) in Kansas.
Lamb's signature, Lepus (a hare), is appended to all that are here included.
The Spanish hare (Lepus mediterraneus), and rabbit require no further remark.
In this feature, L. altamirae agrees with Lepus californicus and differs from members of the Lepus callotis group.
Of the hares and rabbits the cottontail (Lepus nuttalii) and the common jack-rabbit (L. campestris) are the best known.
Consequently, Lepus merriami altamirae Nelson, it seems, should stand as Lepus californicus altamirae.
The latter is well established, for example, in the hybrids of hares and rabbits (Lepus Darwinii, p. 147).
Name preoccupied by Lepus borealis sylvaticus Nilson, 1832, from Sweden.