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MCZ Mammalogy 5500

Lepus americanus Erxleben, 1777

Lectotype of Lepus washingtoni

Date Collected:

1854-04

North America: United States: Washington | Fort Steilacoom

Current Identification
Lepus americanus Erxleben, 1777
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Lagomorpha Leporidae
Common Name(s): Snowshoe Rabbit; lièvre d'Amérique; snowshoe hare; varying hare
Determiner: George Suckley
Nature of ID: expert ID

Baird 1855, page 333, Lectotype of Lepus washingtoni
Media type: text, Baird 1855 Description: Characteristics of some new species of North American Mammalia, collected chiefly in connection with the U.S. surveys of a railroad route to the Pacific.

(Media Record)(media file)

Baird 1855 Description: Characteristics of some new species of North American Mammalia, collected chiefly in connection with the U.S. surveys of a railroad route to the Pacific.

  • original number: 280

Part Condition Disposition Count
skin (dry) unknown deaccessioned - gift 1 History

Attribute Value Determination On
sex unknown By: George Suckley

  • None

  • S.I. No. 280. This is type of Lepus washingtonii and is at and belongs to the S.I.. See letter of 22 Dec 1961 from Charles O. Handley, Jr.

  • None

  • Continent:
  • North America
  • Country:
  • United States
  • State/Province:
  • Washington
  • dwc:highergeographyID:
  • http://vocab.getty.edu/tgn/7007920 linked data icon
  • Specific Locality:
  • Fort Steilacoom
  • Verbatim Locality:
  • Fort Steilacoom, W.I.
  • Georeference:
  • 47.1770422, -122.56734 (Error radius: 1133.37791811382m) By: Gary Shugart (PSM) on 2008-07-20 (Source: GNIS latlong download Oct 07 for placename, some adjusted in BioGeomancer, if offset, calculated air mi from placename latlong)
  • Datum:
  • WGS84
  • Coordinates Entered As:
  • decimal degrees
  • Collecting Source:
  • wild caught
  • Began Date / Ended Date:
  • 1854-04-01 / 1854-04-30
  • Verbatim Date:
  • Apr. 1854
  • Collector:
  • George Suckley

  • None

Media type: text, Mammalogy 5476; 5477; 5478; 5479; 5481; 5482; 5483; 5484; 5485; 5486; 5487; 5488; 5489; 5490; 5491; 5492; 5493; 5494; 5495; 5496; 5497; 5498; 5499; 5480; 5500 Description: MCZ Mammalogy Mammals 002801-008925, pg.109

(Media Record)(media file)

Ledger page for: MCZ:Mamm:5476 Description: MCZ Mammalogy Mammals 002801-008925, pg.109

  • Deaccessioned

  • None