Annamite Striped Rabbit Trivia

Annamite Striped Rabbit

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Along with the Sumatran striped rabbit, the Annamite striped rabbit is the only rabbit with stripes.
True
The Annamite striped rabbit and Sumatran striped rabbit are the only species of rabbits to have stripes.
False

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s scientific name?
Nesolagus timminsi
The Annamite striped rabbit’s scientific name is Nesolagus timminsi.
Nesolagus sinensis
Nesolagus netscheri
Poelagus marjorita

In what family is the Annamite striped rabbit categorized?
Leporidae
The Annamite striped rabbit is in the Leporidae family of rabbits and hares.
Ochotonidae
Prolagidae
Incertae sedis

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s population trend?
Decreasing
Although clear quantification of population size or decline rates is not possible, subjective assessment of available evidence and trends in conservation status of other species in the same areas, suggests that substantial range-wide declines are very likely to have occurred.
Increasing
Stable
Unknown

How many Annamite striped rabbits have been collected for study?
10
Only ten specimens have ever been collected.
1
50
100

How many Annamite striped rabbits are born per litter?
1-2
A duo of kittens, estimated to be approximately one week old, was found in a shallow burrow in Phou Chomvoy Provincial Protected Area, Bolikhamxai province, Lao PDR, during the month of January. A second duo of kittens, estimated to be 10–12 weeks of age, were found in Pu Mat NP in the month of May.
15-20
10-12
6-8

To what continent is the Annamite striped rabbit endemic?
Asia
The Annamite striped rabbit occurs at low and medium altitudes in Asia.
South America
Oceania
Africa

What kind of coat does an Annamite striped rabbit have?
Soft & Dense
Their fur is soft and dense, overlaid by longer, harsher hairs.
Course & Wooly
Full & Fluffy
Fine & Glossy

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s diet?
Herbivorous
All lagomorphs are herbivores.
Omnivorous
Carnivorous
Unknown

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s social system?
Solitary
The Annamite striped rabbit appears to be solitary.
Solitary Males, Social Females
Social Males, Solitary Females
Social

Annamite striped rabbits become immobile when encountered with light at night.
True
The Annamite striped rabbit has a habit of becoming immobile when encountered with a headlamp at night.
False

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s circadian rhythm?
Nocturnal
Annamite striped rabbits appear to be strictly nocturnal and rest during the day in burrows made by other animals.
Diurnal
Crepuscular
Cathemeral

The Annamite striped rabbit is classified as what type of lagomorph?
Rabbit
The Annamite striped rabbit is classified as a rabbit.
Hare
Pika
Jackrabbit

What type of habitats do Annamite striped rabbits inhabit?
Forest
Annamite striped rabbits live in forests and rainforests.
Wetlands
Grassland
Shrubland

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s closest relative?
Sumatran Striped Rabbit
Annamite striped rabbits are very similar in appearance to their sister species, Sumatran striped rabbits (Nesolagus netscheri). These two rabbits are sister taxa within the monophyletic genus Nesolagus. Both morphological and genetic data support species-level distinction from the Sumatran striped rabbit.
Natal Red Rock Hare
Bunyoro Rabbit
Smith’s Red Rock Hare

There have been scientific studies focused on the Annamite striped rabbit.
False
To date, no scientific studies have focused on the ecology, range, or population status of the Annamite striped rabbit.
True

How does the Annamite striped rabbit differ from the Sumatran striped rabbit?
Geographic Range
There is a 1,000-mile gap between the endangered Annamite striped rabbit and the Sumatran striped rabbit assessed as “Data Deficient. Although they very similar in appearance, several skull features distinguish them from one another.
Conservation Assessment
There is a 1,000-mile gap between the endangered Annamite striped rabbit and the Sumatran striped rabbit assessed as “Data Deficient. Although they very similar in appearance, several skull features distinguish them from one another.
Skull Features
There is a 1,000-mile gap between the endangered Annamite striped rabbit and the Sumatran striped rabbit assessed as “Data Deficient. Although they very similar in appearance, several skull features distinguish them from one another.
Coloration

How many Annamite striped rabbit subspecies are recognized?
0
The Annamite striped rabbit has no recognized subspecies.
5
2
10

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s trophic level?
Primary Consumer
As a herbivore, the Annamite striped rabbit is a primary consumer.
Tertiary Consumer
Secondary Consumer
Apex Predator

What threatens the Annamite striped rabbit?
Agriculture & Aquaculture
Threats to the Annamite striped rabbit are hunting, either by snare or dogs, and habitat loss due to agriculture and logging, which makes it more vulnerable to hunters. The least significant, but increasing, threats are extensive road building which opens undisturbed area to farmers and timber harvesters, dams, and mining.
Biological Resource Use
Threats to the Annamite striped rabbit are hunting, either by snare or dogs, and habitat loss due to agriculture and logging, which makes it more vulnerable to hunters. The least significant, but increasing, threats are extensive road building which opens undisturbed area to farmers and timber harvesters, dams, and mining.
Natural System Modifications
Threats to the Annamite striped rabbit are hunting, either by snare or dogs, and habitat loss due to agriculture and logging, which makes it more vulnerable to hunters. The least significant, but increasing, threats are extensive road building which opens undisturbed area to farmers and timber harvesters, dams, and mining.
Transportation & Service Corridors
Threats to the Annamite striped rabbit are hunting, either by snare or dogs, and habitat loss due to agriculture and logging, which makes it more vulnerable to hunters. The least significant, but increasing, threats are extensive road building which opens undisturbed area to farmers and timber harvesters, dams, and mining.

The Annamite striped rabbit’s common name originates from what features?
Geographic Range
The Annamite striped rabbit is named for its striped appearance and native region in the Annamite Mountain range.
Coloration
The Annamite striped rabbit is named for its striped appearance and native region in the Annamite Mountain range.
Skull Features
Diet

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s assessment on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species?
Endangered
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed the Annamite striped rabbit’s conservation status as Endangered based on the high level of snaring activity in Vietnam, which is causing sharp declines in all ground-dwelling small mammals in the region.
Extinct in the Wild
Critically Endangered
Vulnerable

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s primary threat?
Hunting
The most significant threats are snares and cultivation at lower altitudes and agriculture throughout the rabbit’s range.
Habitat Loss
Agriculture
Invasive Species

Annamite striped rabbits inhabit protected areas.
True
The Annamite striped rabbit is found in conservation areas Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Nakai–Nam Theun, and Umat, within their natural geographic range. They are also found in the Vietnam provincial protected area Nam Chat/Nam Pan and Xe Sap in Laos.
False

Terrestrial leeches offer one of the best options for monitoring the Annamite striped rabbit.
True
Leeches offer one of the best options for detecting and monitoring the Annamite striped rabbit. Terrestrial leeches can be used to study the distribution and habitat preferences of the Annamites mammal community, specifically the little-known and elusive endemics.
False

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s generation length?
3 Years
The Annamite striped rabbit’s generation length is 3 years.
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s diet preference?
Generalist
The Annamite striped rabbit is a generalist feeder and eats plants that make up the forest understory.
Specialist

Annamite striped rabbits have been photographed on camera traps.
True
Although clear quantification of population size or decline rates is not possible, subjective assessment of available evidence, from camera-trapping of this species and trends in conservation status of other species in the same areas, suggests that substantial range-wide declines are very likely to have occurred.
False

In what genus is the Annamite striped rabbit classified?
Nesolagus
The Annamite striped rabbit is a species in the Nesolagus genus of rabbits.
Pronolagus
Poelagus
Lepus

The Vietnamese and Laotian governments maintain conservation plans for the Annamite striped rabbit.
False
The Vietnamese and Laotian governments don’t maintain any conservation plans for the Annamite striped rabbit.
True

What system does the Annamite striped rabbit inhabit?
Terrestrial
The Annamite striped rabbit inhabits terrestrial systems and forages in the forest understory.
Fossorial
Aquatic
Arboreal

How does the Annamite striped rabbit benefit the ecosystem?
Seed Dispersal
The impact of Annamite striped rabbits on their ecosystem is unknown. As herbivores, they may act as seed dispersers.
Prey Population Control
Disease Reduction
Forest Regeneration

What countries does the Annamite striped rabbit inhabit?
Vietnam
The Annamite striped rabbit occurs at low and medium altitudes in the northern and central Annamite Mountains along the Vietnam and Laos border.
Laos
The Annamite striped rabbit occurs at low and medium altitudes in the northern and central Annamite Mountains along the Vietnam and Laos border.
Cambodia
Thailand

What type of herbivore is the Annamite striped rabbit?
Fermenter
All lagomorphs use hindgut fermentation to metabolize food.
Intermediate Feeder Ruminant (IM)
Concentrate Selector Ruminant (CS)
Roughage Feeder/Grazer Ruminant (GR)

What is a group of Annamite striped rabbits called?
Colony
A group of Annamite striped rabbits is called a colony, fluffle, or warren.
Fluffle
A group of Annamite striped rabbits is called a colony, fluffle, or warren.
Warren
A group of Annamite striped rabbits is called a colony, fluffle, or warren.
Bushel

Annamite striped rabbits are excellent runners and burrowers.
False
Their short limbs and relatively weak claws make them poor runners and burrowers.
True

What type of subtropical/tropical forest habitats do Annamite striped rabbits inhabit?
Moist Lowland
Annamite striped rabbits live in subtropical/tropical moist lowland forests and rainforests.
Swamp
Dry
Moist Montane

How do the Annamite striped rabbit’s ears, tails, and limbs compare to other rabbits?
Shorter
Compared to members of the genus Lepus, Annamite striped rabbits have relatively short ears, tails, and limbs. Ear length of Nesolagus is about 43-45 millimeters (1.69-1.77 inches,) half that of those of most rabbits, such as those in the genus, Lepus.
Longer

How many stripes does an Annamite striped rabbit have?
7
Both species of striped rabbit have seven brown or black stripes.
3
5
9

What color is the Annamite striped rabbit’s underside?
White
Striped rabbits have reddish-brown rumps and a white underside.
Black
Brown
Red

When was the Annamite striped rabbit first described?
1999
Striped rabbits were first observed, captured and being offered for sale in a food market in the rural town of Bak Lak in Laos in 1995 by biologist, Rob Timmins. Not long after this, the rabbit was confirmed to exist in Vietnam. The species was described by Alison K. Surridge in 1999 and named after Timmins’ find.
1918
1899
2009

Annamite striped rabbits are considered pests.
True
There have been reports by local villagers of the rabbit as a pest of rice fields in western Khammouan province, Lao PDR.
False

Annamite striped rabbits are held in captivity.
False
Currently, the rabbit is not held in captivity.
True

What is a female Annamite striped rabbit called?
Doe
A female Annamite striped rabbit is called a doe.
Hinny
Jenny
Sow

The Annamite striped rabbit and Sumatran striped rabbit diverged from a common ancestor.
True
Molecular analysis indicates that the two diverged from a common ancestor about eight million years ago. They may have survived in forested refugia that remained when glacial ice sheets retreated after the last ice age.
False

The Annamite striped rabbit’s population is severely fragmented.
False
The Annamite striped rabbit’s population is not severely fragmented.
True

The Annamite striped rabbit is 1 of how many species in its genus?
3
The Annamite striped rabbit is one of three species in its genus of rabbits, as well as the Sumatran striped rabbit (Nesolagus netscheri) and the extinct species Nesolagus sinensis that lived in China in the early Pleistocene age.
1
30
60

How many snares have been removed from the Annamite striped rabbit’s range in the last 5 years?
75,000
Snare removal teams have removed more than 75,000 snares in 5 years.
750,000
7,500
750

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s movement pattern?
Not a Migrant
The Annamite striped rabbit is not a migrant.
Altitudinal Migrant
Full Migrant
Nomadic

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s population?
Unknown
Clear quantification of population size or decline rates is not possible.
10,000
100
1,000

The Annamite striped rabbit is 1 of how many species in its family?
60
The Annamite striped rabbit is in a family of rabbits and hares containing over 60 species of extant mammals in all.
10
1
6

What is a male Annamite striped rabbit called?
Buck
A male Annamite striped rabbit is called a buck.
Dog
Boar
Cock

What is a young Annamite striped rabbit called?
Kitten
A young Annamite striped rabbit is called a kitten.
Pup
Kit
Joey

When is the Annamite striped rabbit birthing season?
January-May
A duo of kittens, estimated to be approximately one week old, was found in a shallow burrow in Phou Chomvoy Provincial Protected Area, Bolikhamxai province, Lao PDR, during the month of January. A second duo of kittens, estimated to be 10–12 weeks of age, were found in Pu Mat NP in the month of May.
June-December

Along with the Sumatran striped rabbit, the Annamite striped rabbit is the most elusive lagomorph.
True
Along with the Sumatran striped rabbit (Nesolagus netscheri), the Annamite striped rabbit is the most elusive lagomorph known to science.
False

Annamite striped rabbits have a primitive dental structure.
True
Annamite striped rabbits have a relatively primitive dental structure with a dental formula: I 2/1 P 3/2 M 3/3, and a simplified paedomorphic pattern on P3.
False

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s use and trade?
Food
Annamite striped rabbits have been used as a source of food and income by local residents of the Annamite Mountains in Laos and Vietnam.
Handicrafts
Medicine
Pets

What is the Annamite striped rabbit’s form of locomotion?
Plantigrade
The Annamite striped rabbit has a plantigrade form of locomotion.
Digitigrade
Unguligrade
Other

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