This pie chart shows the relative likelihood of observing particular other species commonly observed near Lepus castroviejoi
These species are those which most commonly occur in our observation database near Lepus castroviejoi. Observations favor some phyla over others. Typically Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, and Arthropods are more common in the field than in our records.
This species is restricted to the Cantabrain Mountains (Northern Spain) between the Sierra de Ancares and the Sierra de Pena Labra. This region is approximately 230 km from east to west and 25–40 km from north to south.
The broom hare lives in mountains at 1,300-1,900 m, descending in winter to 1,000 m to avoid snow. The habitat is heathland, mainly Erica, Calluna, and Vaccinium, with much shrub cover of Cytisus, Genista, and Juniperus. It also inhabits clearings in mixed deciduous forest of oak and beech (Palacios 1977).
Little is known about the home range, population density, and food preferences, but they are likely to be similar to those of European hares in comparable habitat.
In sections below, we make some habitat inferences based on the known habitat preferences of those species most commonly associated with Lepus castroviejoi.
boreal forest, coniferous forests, cultivated areas, desert, disturbed sites, fields, forest edges, forests, gardens, grasslands, meadows, pasture, steppes, temperate forest, tundra grassland.
flood plains, mountain slopes, roadsides.
clay, limestone, sandy areas, sandy soil, stony areas, thin soil.
along rivers, bays, bogs, ditches, dry areas, fens, flood plains, lakes, marshes, mesic areas, rivers, stream banks, streams, swamps.