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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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tate = Tapirus terrestris, nana = Nasua nasua, sybr = Sylvilagus brasiliensis, dano = Dasypus novemcinctus, euse = Euphractus sexcinctus, tamte = Tamandua tetradactyla, lepa=Leoparduspardalis, puya=Puma yagouarundi, tape = Tayassu pecari, peta=Pecari tajacu, guin = Guerlinguetus ingrami, cupa = Cuniculus paca, maam = Mazama americana, mago = Mazama gouazoubira, eiba=Eira barbara, dale = Dasyprocta leporina.
Los datos se tomaron a 2 conejos Sylvilagus brasiliensis (un macho y una hembra); durante 5 dias consecutivos, en intervalos de 5 minutos, con 1 minuto de observacion a traves de camaras de video para un total de 120 horas.
Mammalian species included rabbit (Sylvilagus brasiliensis), Siam cat (Felis catus) and Persian cat (Felis catus) (Table 1).
To infer paleovegetation patterns, this study uses [[delta].sup.13]C of bone collagen from leporids, specifically Lepus calif brnicus (black-tailed jackrabbit) and Sylvilagus sp.
The species hunted most were deer (Odocoileus virginianus), waterfowl, and turkey (Meleagris gallopavo); swamp rabbits or eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus) were hunted by 26% of the respondents.
Sylvilagus floridanus (cottontails) were observed as well as their fecal pellets, tracks, and trails in both the grassland and woodland draw (including the exclosure).
There are a number of rabbits that call our high desert home, most notably Audobon's (Desert) Cottontail (Sylvilagus audoboni) and the Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani).
Known as sylvilagus palustris hefneri in honour of the man who is better known for a very different type of bunny, the dark brown animals are found in the Florida Keys.