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Distribution and abundance of the Amami rabbit Pentalagus furnessi in the Amami and Tokuno Islands, Japan


, : Distribution and abundance of the Amami rabbit Pentalagus furnessi in the Amami and Tokuno Islands, Japan. Oryx 34(3): 198-206

The Amami rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi) is a rare forest-dwelling animal endemic to the Amami and Tokuno Islands in the Nansei Archipelago in SW Japan.

Accession: 003408867

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3008.2000.00119.x

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