Sylvilagus nuttallii (Mountain Cottontail)

IUCN Red List category: Least Concern

Distribution: Common and Localised

Records of occurrence for Sylvilagus nuttallii (n=290)

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 = 4,873,438 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 8,675,316 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

A. Current distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 2,782,559 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 2,792,497 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 = 5,651,626 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 5,464,523 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 = 2,842,565 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 2,853,421 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 8,626,163 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 4,885,756 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 3,302,189 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 3,311,999 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 = 5,448,470 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 5,668,419 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 = 3,434,405 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 3,446,126 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

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