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Rabbits and hares
Temporal range: Late Eocene – Recent
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Arctic Hare (Lepus arcticus)
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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 60 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
    • Genus Bunolagus
      • Riverine Rabbit, Bunolagus monticularis
    • Genus Caprolagus
      • Hispid Hare, Caprolagus hispidus
    • Genus Lepus (true hares, ca. 30 species)
    • 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)

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