Sylvilagus audubonii (Desert Cottontail)

IUCN Red List category: Least Concern

Distribution: Common and Widespread

Records of occurrence for Sylvilagus audubonii (n=1040)

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 = 8,714,633 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 8,324,891 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

A. Current distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 3,983,317 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 3,988,248 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 = 9,787,716 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 10,411,620 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 = 4,479,749 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 4,493,958 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 8,205,099 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 8,952,184 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 4,479,459 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 4,493,538 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 = 9,940,158 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 10,248,765 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 = 5,042,058 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 5,075,957 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

 

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