Leporidae facts for kids

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Rabbits and hares
Temporal range: Late Eocene – Recent
Arctic Hare (Lepus arcticus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Fischer de Waldheim, 1817
Genera

Pentalagus
Bunolagus
Nesolagus
Romerolagus
Brachylagus
Sylvilagus
Oryctolagus
Poelagus
Caprolagus
Pronolagus
Lepus

Feldhase
European Hare (Lepus europaeus).

Leporidae is a mammal family in the order Lagomorpha. It has about 50 species of rabbits and hares. The animals of the family Leporidae are called Leporids. The names "rabbit" and "hare" are not names of separate biological groups, but are "randomly" given to different leporid species.

Taxonomy

  • Family Leporidae
    • Genus Brachylagus
      • Pygmy Rabbit, Brachylagus idahoensis
    • Genus Bunolagus
      • Riverine Rabbit, Bunolagus monticularis
    • Genus Caprolagus
      • Hispid Hare, Caprolagus hispidus
    • Genus Lepus (true hares, ca. 30 species)
      • Antelope Jackrabbit, Lepus alleni
      • Cape Hare, Lepus capensis
      • European Hare, Lepus europaeus
      • Granada Hare, Lepus granatensis
      • Mountain Hare, Lepus timidus
      • White-tailed Jackrabbit, Lepus townsendii
    • Genus Nesolagus
      • Annamite Striped Rabbit, Nesolagus timminsi
      • Sumatran Striped Rabbit, Nesolagus netscheri
    • Genus Oryctolagus
    • Genus Pentalagus
    • Genus Poelagus
      • Bunyoro Rabbit, Poelagus marjorita
    • Genus Pronolagus
      • Natal Red Rock Hare, Pronolagus crassicaudatus
      • Jameson's Red Rock Hare, Pronolagus randensis
      • Smith's Red Rock Hare, Pronolagus rupestris
    • Genus Romerolagus
    • Genus Sylvilagus (Cottontail rabbits, ca. 14 species)
      • Swamp Rabbit, Sylvilagus aquaticus
      • Brush Rabbit, Sylvilagus bachmani
      • Tapeti, Sylvilagus brasiliensis

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