GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Species Code: SYFL

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project.

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Map with historical museum records

Other maps & Information:
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

This rabbit was introduced in various places in Washington, starting in 1926. In eastern Washington, it occurs in wetter, brushy and other types of habitat providing low cover, including sagebrush, river bank thickets, rock outcrops, gullies, etc. On the west side of the state, it is found in much of the low-elevation, disturbed areas.

Its range limits were delineated around known locations with all zones where it occurs being core areas. It is almost certainly more widespread than indicated by records. In the steppe, Ponderosa Pine, and Oak zones, low density development, irrigated agriculture, and water/wetlands, were good. In the forested zones on the west side, low density development, agriculture, water/wetlands, and non-forested were good.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
Webpage designed by Dave Lester