Sylvilagus cognatus (Manzano Mountain Cottontail)

IUCN Red List category: Data Deficient

Distribution: Rare and Localised

Records of occurrence for Sylvilagus cognatus (n=7)

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 = 304,451 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 376,460 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

A. Current distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 591,013 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 856,152 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 = 144,941 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 177,755 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 = 213,838 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 296,832 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 350,125 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 434,701 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 924,915 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 1,359,339 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 = 106,483 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 123,608 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 = 165,829 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 229,406 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

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