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Sylvilagus nuttallii (Mountain Cottontail) at elevations greater than 6000 feet.

Sylvilagus audubonii (Desert Cottontail) at elevations below 6000 feet.

* Feed on wide variety of forbes, grasses, and shrubs.

* Easily distinguished by their short ears and white tails.

* The nest is usually in an underground burrow.

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