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Hare, Lepus timidus  

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Variable hare, Lepus timidus
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Brown hare, Lepus europaeus, Overview
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Leporids are the approximately 50 species of rabbits and hares which form the family Leporidae. The leporids, together with the
pikas, constitute the mammalian order Lagomorpha. Leporids differ from pikas in having short furry tails, and elongated ears
and hind legs. The name leporid is simply an abbreviation of the family name Leporidae meaning animals resembling "lepus",
Latin for hare.

Members of all genera except Lepus are usually referred to as rabbits, while members of Lepus (which accounts for almost half
the species) are usually called hares. However the distinction between these two common names does not map completely into
current taxonomy, since jackrabbits are members of Lepus, and members of the genera Pronolagus and Caprolagus are sometimes called hares.

Leporids are native across the world except Antarctica, and in Oceania where their introduction is a significant threat for the
native mammals

Wonder what made it so frightened?
variable hare, Lepus timidus

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Family Leporidae: rabbits and hares

Genus Pentalagus
Amami Rabbit/Ryukyu Rabbit, Pentalagus furnessi

Genus Bunolagus
Riverine Rabbit, Bunolagus monticularis

Genus Nesolagus

Sumatran Striped Rabbit, Nesolagus netscheri
Annamite Striped Rabbit, Nesolagus timminsi

Genus Romerolagus
Volcano Rabbit, Romerolagus diazi

Genus Brachylagus
Pygmy Rabbit, Brachylagus idahoensis

Genus Sylvilagus
Subgenus Tapeti
Swamp Rabbit, Sylvilagus aquaticus
Tapeti, Sylvilagus brasiliensis
Dice's Cottontail, Sylvilagus dicei
Omilteme Cottontail, Sylvilagus insonus
Marsh Rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris
Venezuelan Lowland Rabbit, Sylvilagus varynaensis

Subgenus Sylvilagus
Desert Cottontail, Sylvilagus audubonii
Manzano Mountain Cottontail, Sylvilagus cognatus
Mexican Cottontail, Sylvilagus cunicularis
Eastern Cottontail, Sylvilagus floridanus
Tres Marias Rabbit, Sylvilagus graysoni
Mountain Cottontail, Sylvilagus nuttallii
Appalachian Cottontail, Sylvilagus obscurus
Robust Rabbit, Sylvilagus robustus
New England Cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis

Subgenus Microlagus
Brush Rabbit, Sylvilagus bachmani
   Riparian brush Rabbit, Sylvilagus bachmani riparius
San Jose Brush Rabbit, Sylvilagus mansuetus (same?)

Genus Oryctolagus
European Rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus

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
Hewitt's Red Rock Hare, Pronolagus saundersiae

Genus Caprolagus

Hispid Hare, Caprolagus hispidus

Genus Lepus
Subgenus Macrotolagus
Antelope Jackrabbit, Lepus alleni

Subgenus Poecilolagus
Snowshoe Hare, Lepus americanus

Subgenus Lepus
Arctic Hare, Lepus arcticus
Alaskan Hare, Lepus othus
Mountain Hare, Lepus timidus

Subgenus Proeulagus
Black-tailed Jackrabbit, Lepus californicus
White-sided Jackrabbit, Lepus callotis
Cape Hare, Lepus capensis
Tehuantepec Jackrabbit, Lepus flavigularis
Black Jackrabbit, Lepus insularis
Scrub Hare, Lepus saxatilis
Desert Hare, Lepus tibetanus
Tolai Hare, Lepus tolai

Subgenus Eulagos
Broom Hare, Lepus castrovieoi
Yunnan Hare, Lepus comus
Korean Hare, Lepus coreanus
Corsican Hare, Lepus corsicanus
European Hare, Lepus europaeus
Granada Hare, Lepus granatensis
Manchurian Hare, Lepus mandschuricus
Woolly Hare, Lepus oiostolus
Ethiopian Highland Hare, Lepus starcki
White-tailed Jackrabbit, Lepus townsendii

Subgenus Sabanalagus
Ethiopian Hare, Lepus fagani
African Savanna Hare, Lepus microtis

Subgenus Indolagus
Hainan Hare, Lepus hainanus
Indian Hare, Lepus nigricollis
Burmese Hare, Lepus peguensis

Subgenus Sinolagus

Chinese Hare, Lepus sinensis

Subgenus Tarimolagus
Yarkand Hare, Lepus yarkandensis

Subgenus incertae sedis
Japanese Hare, Lepus brachyurus
Abyssinian Hare, Lepus habessinicus

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leporidae

Close-up of rabbit sitting on gravel under brush.
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