Tapeti

Tapeti Range Map (Central & South America)
Tapeti Range Map (Central & South America)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors





Latin Name Sylvilagus brasiliensis
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Central & South America
Colour Yellowish/Brown
Length -
Tail -
Weight 0.7 - 1 Kgs (1.5 - 2.2 lbs)
Life Expectancy Up to 3 Yrs

Main Characteristics


Tapeti are medium sized rabbits and they weigh between 0.7 and 1 kg (1.5 - 2.2 lbs). They are yellowish/brown in colour with a pale coloured underside. They have a red/brown patch on their neck and they often have pale spots on their muzzle and above their eye.

Habitat

Tapeti are found in the forested areas and plantations of central and South America.

Diet

Tapeti feed on grasses and other vegetation.

Breeding

After a gestation period of 26 - 30 days a litter of 1 - 6 young rabbits are born. They are weaned by the time they are 18 days old and reach sexual maturity at 3 months old.

Predators


Predators of Tapeti include tayras, canids and felids.

Subspecies

Subspecies of the Tapeti are:

Sylvilagus brasiliensis andinus
Sylvilagus brasiliensis apollinaris
Sylvilagus brasiliensis brasiliensis
Sylvilagus brasiliensis capsalis
Sylvilagus brasiliensis caracasensis
Sylvilagus brasiliensis chillae
Sylvilagus brasiliensis chotanus
Sylvilagus brasiliensis defilippi
Sylvilagus brasiliensis fulvescens
Sylvilagus brasiliensis gabbi
Sylvilagus brasiliensis gibsoni
Sylvilagus brasiliensis inca
Sylvilagus brasiliensis kelloggi
Sylvilagus brasiliensis meridensis
Sylvilagus brasiliensis minensis
Sylvilagus brasiliensis paraguensis
Sylvilagus brasiliensis peruanus
Sylvilagus brasiliensis sanctaemartae
Sylvilagus brasiliensis surdaster
Sylvilagus brasiliensis tapetillus
Sylvilagus brasiliensis truei

Interesting Facts

Tapeti are also known as:
Brazilian Rabbit
Forest Rabbit

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