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Annamite striped rabbit

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Nesolagus
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Leporidae
Scientific name  Nesolagus timminsi
Higher classification  Nesolagus
Order  Hares, pikas, and rabbits
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Similar  Nesolagus, Sumatran striped rabbit, Dice's cottontail, Natal red rock hare, Tres Marias rabbit

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The Annamite striped rabbit (Nesolagus timminsi) is a species of rabbit native to the Annamite mountain range on the Laos-Vietnam border. The rabbit is striped, with a red rump, and resembles the Sumatran striped rabbit. It only recently became known to Western scientists: striped rabbits were first observed in 1996 by biologist Rob Timmins in a market in Bak Lak in Laos, and the species was described in 2000 and named after Timmins' find. A 2015 British expedition to the region first captured and re-released a live specimen.

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Threats to the species are hunting, either by snare or less likely by dogs and habitat loss which makes it more vulnerable to hunters. The most significant threats are snares, and cultivation at lower altitudes and agriculture throughout and the least but increasing threats are extensive road building which opens undisturbed area to farmers and timber harvesters, dams and mining. It Is found in conservation areas Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Nakai–Nam Theun and Umat. Laos and Vietnam both have no conservation measures for this species. Records show Annamite striped rabbits can be common in suitable habitats and other areas show as uncommon and rare but it is decreasing either way.

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