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Robust cottontails, or Davis Mountain cottontails, occupy mountainous areas in the southern United States and northern Mexico. They are found in the Trans-Pecos region between the Rio Grande River in New Mexico and the East Pecos River in Texas. This region is highly mountainous, containing the Guadalupe, Davis, Chinati, and Chisos Mountain Ranges, which are home to this species. It was previously thought that they had been extirpated from the Chisos Mountains, but populations have been found there between 2007 and 2012 in Big Bend National Park. Some populations are found in the Coahuila Range in Mexico, south of what was once considered their geographic distribution.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )