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cottontail rabbit,

animal of the order Lagomorpha, which includes the hares and rabbits, except for the domestic, or European, rabbitrabbit,
name for herbivorous mammals of the family Leporidae, which also includes the hare and the pika. Rabbits and hares have large front teeth, short tails, and large hind legs and feet adapted for running or jumping.
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, which is in a separate species. Members of the genus Sylvilagus, cottontails have large ears and short legs and move with a scurrying or scampering gait. Unlike the European rabbit, they do not dig their own burrows but make a nest in a depression in the ground. Unlike hares, they seek protection in hiding rather than in swift flight. The cottontail ranges from the southern border of Canada to N Argentina. There are six races. Cottontails are a common source of tularemiatularemia
or rabbit fever,
acute, infectious disease caused by Francisella tularensis (Pasteurella tularensis). The greatest incidence is among people who handle infected wild rabbits.
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, or rabbit fever. They are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Lagomorpha, family Leporidae.
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Seasonal reproduction in Mexican cottontail rabbits Sylvilagus cunicularius in La Malinche National Park, central Mexico.
However, the differences observed between our part of Mississippi and Hunt's (1959) part of Texas could be from differences in latitude that has previously been observed in cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) by Barkalow (1962).
Biology of Cuterebra lepusculi Townsend (Diptera: Cuterebridae) in cottontail rabbits in Idaho.
I've used a C-3 Long Range Fox Call from Burnham Brothers for the past forty years, and it pulls coyotes in like a magnet by imitating the scream of a cottontail rabbit as it is being torn to pieces.
27 for pheasant, quail and ruffed grouse; cottontail rabbit hunting season opens through Feb.
A new excuse for missing a shot at that most popular of game animals, the cottontail rabbit, was provided to hunters of the Three Rivers Game Management Area near Baldwinsville: pink-tailed rabbits
Tomorrow - Opening day of Massachusetts hunting seasons for snowshoe hare, cottontail rabbit (zones 1-12), pheasant, quail, ruffed grouse, coyote and gray squirrel (zones 10-14).
The mature hare, weighing about three to four pounds, is nearly a third larger than the cottontail rabbit and has much larger hind legs.
Assabet: woodcock, whitetail deer, turkey, gray squirrel, Eastern cottontail rabbit, ruffed grouse.
A cottontail rabbit bolted from the brush and scampered across the path not 10 feet in front of an early-morning walker.
The management area supports habitat capable of providing for a wide variety of game wildlife including cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hare, white-tailed deer, fox, coyote, ruffed grouse, wild turkey, and woodcock.