Lepus


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Lepus

(lee -pŭs) (Hare) A constellation in the southern hemisphere just south of Orion. The brightest star is the very luminous remote Arneb (α), which is of 2nd magnitude. R Leporis, an intensely red variable star with a period of 430 days during which it ranges in magnitude between 11.7 and about 5.5, is known as Hind's crimson star. The constellation also contains the globular cluster M79 (NGC 1904), a beautiful sight in a 200-millimeter telescope. Abbrev.: Lep; genitive form: Leporis; approx. position: RA 5.5h, dec –20°; area: 290 sq deg.

Lepus

[′lē·pəs]
(astronomy)
A southern constellation, right ascension 5.5 hours, declination 20°S. Also known as Hare.
(vertebrate zoology)
The type genus of the family Leporidae, comprising the typical hares.
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Lepus alleni was most often encountered in areas of low relief including level ground, gently sloping plains, alluvial fans, and mesas, which is consistent with previous observations (Best and Henry, 1993).
From this sample, single bone specimens identified as either Lepus or Sylvilagus that were at least 0.
And whilst in Lepus, try to find R Leporis, Hind's Crimson Star, a startlingly red carbon rich star.
The brown hare, or lepus europaeus, has declined in numbers since the 1960s and is now classified as a vulnerable species.
Coatham Marsh, near Redcar, is home to a number of brown hares, known as Lepus europaeus, which appear to "box" during courtship rituals in March.
The Irish hare, known as lepus timidus hibernicus, is primarily nocturnal, lying up in its nest or "form" during the day.
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cattle), Nyctereutes procyonoides (racoon), Vulpes vulpes (fox), Lepus capensis (cape hare), rodentidae (voles) and a few fragments of ostrich egg shells.
The identification and specific discrimination of Lepus and Sylvilagus was based on differences of the occlusal figure of molars and on the larger teeth and general body size of Lepus.
Deep-sky objects Designation Object type and constellation NGC 1851 globular cluster in Columba Messier 79 globular cluster in Lepus M 42 & M 43 bright nebulae in Orion Tarantula, N.