Tres Marias Cottontail

Tres Marias Cottontail Range Map (Mexico)
Tres Marias Cottontail Range Map (Mexico)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Sylvilagus graysoni
Conservation Status Endangered
Location Mexico
Colour Grey/Brown
Length 21 - 47 cms (8.3 - 18.5 inches)
Tail 1.5 - 6 cms (0.6 - 2.4 inches)
Weight 0.2 - 2.7 Kgs (0.4 - 6 lbs)
Life Expectancy -

Main Characteristics

Tres Marias Cottontails are medium to large in size with a body length between 21 and 47 cms (8.3 - 18.5 inches), a tail length between 1.5 and 6 cms (0.6 - 2.4 inches) and they weigh between 0.2 and 2.7 kgs (0.4 - 6 lbs).

They are grey/brown in colour with a paler coloured underside. On their throat they have a brown patch of fur and their tail is brown on the upper side and white underneath.


Tres Marias Cottontails are found on the Tres Marias Islands off the coast of Mexico. They inhabit areas with dense vegetation and they are usually active at night.


Tres Marias Cottontails feed on a wide variety of vegetation such as grasses and shrubs. During the winter months they feed on twigs and bark.


There is very little information regarding reproduction in Tres Marias Cottontails.


Predators of the Tres Marias Cottontail includes humans and small carnivores.


Subspecies of the Tres Marias Cottontail include:

Sylvilagus graysoni graysoni
Sylvilagus graysoni badistes

Interesting Facts

Tres Marias Cottontails are also known as:
Tres Marias Rabbit

Tres Marias Cottontails are threatened by habitat loss.

Similar Animals

Mexican Cottontail
San Jose Brush Rabbit
Manzano Mountain Cottontail
Eastern Cottontail
Mountain Cottontail
New England Cottontail
Swamp Rabbit

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