IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Lepus yarkandensis is endemic to China (Smith and Xie 2008). "The Yarkand hare is restricted to the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang, between latitudes 36-42°N and longitudes 76-92°E (Flux and Angermann 1990)." This species relies on oases of vegetation that are supported by streams descending from the surrounding mountains of the Taklamakan desert (Gao 1983; Luo 1988). This habitat preference produces a ring shaped distribution around the Taklamakan desert (Gao 1983; Luo 1988).


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