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Related to Leporidae: Oryctolagus, Ochotonidae, atomic number 102


(vertebrate zoology)
A family of mammals in the order Lagomorpha including the rabbits and hares.



a family of mammals of the order of Lagomorpha. There are eight genera: the hares (one genus), the bristly rabbits (three genera), and the rabbits (four genera); they encompass 50 species. Individual species have adapted to fast running, digging, swimming, and clambering. They are found throughout the world except the island of Madagascar, the southern regions of South America, and Antarctica. Leporidae live in the most diverse conditions. They feed on grassy plants and the roots, buds, and branches of varieties of trees. They multiply as often as four times annually, bearing two to eight (and up to 15) offspring.

Hares lead a very mobile and individual life, without permanent shelter. The young are born directly onto the ground, open-eyed, covered with fur, and capable of locomotion. They can feed themselves when only a few days old.

Rabbits live in burrows in colonies. Their young are born naked, blind, and helpless. Many species of Leporidae are exploited commercially or for sport; some species have been acclimatized by man for such purposes, such as the true rabbit and the hare. Some species cause great damage to pastures, fruit orchards, and forest plantings. Individual species spread the carriers of natural infectious diseases. Five species of Leporidae are found in the USSR: the Manchurian hare (Caprolagus brachyurus), the Old World rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), the white hare (Lepus timidus), the brown hare (L. europaeus), and the Tolai hare (L. tolai).


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Allen, 1897 LAGOMORPHA LEPORIDAE Sylvilagus AM floridanus (J.
Geoffroy in Humboldt, 1812) (= Callithrix melanura) Aotidae Aotus azarae (Humboldt, 1811) Atelidae Alouatta caraya (Humboldt, 1812) Pitheciidae Callicebus donacophilus (d'Orbigny, 1836) PILOSA Myrmecophagidae Myrmecophaga tridactyla Nt Vu Linnaeus, 1758 Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758) LAGOMORPHA Leporidae Sylvilagus brasiliensis (Linnaeus, 1758) PERISSODACTYLA Tapiridae Tapirus terrestris Vu Linnaeus, 1758
This reaction may be associated with any member of the family Leporidae.
Agouti VC, T punctata Myoprocta pratti Agouchi VC, T Caviidae Hydrochoerus Capibara VC, T hydrochaeris Cuniculidae Cuniculus paca Paca T Dinomyidae Dinomys branickii Pacarana I LAGOMORPHA Leporidae Sylvilagus Brazilian Wild VC brasiliensis habbit Order/Family Scientific Name Method MMA 2014 2013 DIDELPHIMORPHIA Didelphidae Didelphis VC, CT marsupialis Micoeurus regina PILOSA Bradypodidae Bradypus variegatus I Megalonychidae Choloepus spp.
Ardilla -- Erethizontidae Coendou rufescens Puerco espin -- Dinomydae Dinomys branickii Guagua loba 2 Dasyproctidae Dasiprocta punctata Guatin 1 Cuniculidae Cuniculus taczanwoski Capotera He 1 (*) Cuniculus paca Rayona -- LAGOMORPHA Leporidae Silvilagus sp.
Allen, 1897 144 Tylomys nudicaudus Rata C MA LR/lc Peters, 1866 arboricola Familia Erethizonthidae 145 Coendu mexicanus Puerco espin C MA A Kerr, 1792 Familia Cuniculidae 146 Cuniculus paca Tepescuintle IC SA Linnaeus, 1766 Familia Dasyproctidae 147 Dasyprocta mexicana Guaqueque C MX LR/nt Saussure, 1860 ORDEN LAGOMORPHA Familia Leporidae 148 Syvilagus Conejo C SA brasiliensis Linnaeus, 1758 149 Sylvilagus Conejo C AM LR/lc floridanus J.