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Author: World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Mexico. Geographical Exploration Commission)

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X, pp. December 29, 1896 169-174 PRQCEEDINGS OF THE BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON ROMEROLAGUS NELSONI, A NEWGENUS AND SPECIES OF RABBIT FROM MT.
POPOCATEPETL, MÉXICO. BY DR. C. HART MERRIAM. interesting mammals collected by during the pr.st five years, one of México Mr.
E.
W.
Nelson in sniall, short-eared, tailless rabbit disremarkable is a most the covered high up on Mt.
Popocatepetl, at and above an alti- Among the many new and tude of 3,000 meterá (approximately 10,000 feet).
This singular animal has exceedingly short hind legs, and instead of moving by a series of leapa like ordinary rabbits, runs along on all fours, and lives in runways in the grass like the meadow mice. Mr.
Nelson has prepared, at my request, the following account He says: of his experience with this extraordinary animal. - I On my first visit to Mt.
Popocatepetl in the spring of 1893, learned that these my little rabbits were found there, and on return to the city of México I prepared for an expedition to secure them. man, and I On January 5, 1894, made our camp on my assistant, Mr.
E.
A. Gold- the side of a cañón at an altitude of about 3,350 meters (11,000 feet) on the northwestslope of the mountain.
We were accompanied by three Indian hunters and our packer.
Among the firs and alders at this altitude the northerly slopes of the hills and cañons are covered with a luxuriant growth of saccaton grass in huge bunches, from three to six feet across, and often reaching a heightof 6 or 8 feet, which covers the ground so that the only open spaces are small spots seattered A search under the overhanging irregularly here and there. masses of long grass blades showed a perfect network of large arvicola-like runways tunneling through the bases of the tus30-Bioi.
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X, 1890 (169) 17o socks, Merriam — .1 New Rabbitfrom and passing from one to México. another under the shelter of the It was evident...





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