Sylvilagus dicei (Dice’s Cottontail)

IUCN Red List category: Data Deficient

Distribution: Rare and Localised

Records of occurrence for Sylvilagus dicei (n=8)

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 = 11,943 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 28,960 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

A. Current distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 35,860 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 38,653 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 = 12,742 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 25,492 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 = 28,653 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 31,630 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 19,476 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 41,813 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 49,325 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 53,498 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 = 13,459 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 26,737 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 = 31,345 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 34,671 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

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