Lepus yarkandensis (Yarkand hare)

IUCN Red List category: Near Threatened

Distribution: Rare and Localised

Records of occurrence for Lepus yarkandensis (n=49)

Model outputs

Here we are NOT aiming to model the actual observed range of the species, but the extent of the potentially suitable bioclimatic envelope. This will inevitably be larger than the actual range as it is not restricted by landcover or anthropogenic impacts etc. However, the potentially suitable bioclimatic envelopes have now been clipped so that unsuitable habitat (based on land cover classes) is omitted. The areas in black represent suitable climate and habitat and the areas in blue represent only suitable climate.

Your expert opinion is extremely useful in evaluating these models and will lead to us assessing Maxent as a platform for species distribution modelling. We ask that you provide your expert opinion of the models, rather than an evaluation of our success at modelling the species; a negative evaluation is just as informative as a positive one.

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A. Current distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,809,991 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 2,177,122 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

A. Current distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 2,735,846 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 2,772,995 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

B. Current distribution using modern and past data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,679,880 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 1,910,285 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

B. Current distribution using modern and past data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 2,161,502 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 2,191,926 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,907,162 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 2,346,811 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 2,971,464 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 3,013,245 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

D. Past distribution using modern and past data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,784,647 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 2,054,537 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

D. Past distribution using modern and past data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 2,269,613 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 2,305,992 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

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