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Class Mammalia
Order Lagomorpha
Family Ochotonidae

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Leporidae—Hares and Rabbits

Ochotona princeps (Richardson 1828)—American PikaRegional Pleistocene distribution of Ochotona princeps

Current distribution of Ochoton princeps within the region

Ochotona princeps tends to be limited to talus slopes in near the timberline or above.

Fig. 1. Current regional distribution of the American Pika.

Sites.

Rancholabrean: Mescal Cave (Jefferson 1991b).

Mid/Late Wisconsin: Sheep Range (Mead and Spaulding 1995).

Late Wisconsin: Antelope Cave (Reynolds, Reynolds, Bell, and Pitzer 1991); Corn Springs (Mead and Spaulding 1995); Pintwater Cave (Hockett 2000); Potosi Mountain (Mead and Spaulding 1995); Yucca Mountain (Mead and Spaulding 1995).

Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Kokoweef Cave (Reynolds, Reynolds, et al. 1991).

Literature. Hockett 2000; Jefferson 1991b; Mead and Spaulding 1995; Reynolds, Reynolds, et al. 1991; Reynolds, Reynolds, Bell, and Pitzer 1991.

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Last Update: 23 Jul 2014