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  • proper n. a taxonomic family, within order Lagomorpha - the rabbits and hares


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Latin lepus, hare


  • The lagomorphs are the members of the taxonomic order Lagomorpha, of which there are two families, the Leporidae (hares and rabbits), and the Ochotonidae (pikas).

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  • Because getting ornery with police is a characteristic behavior of rainforest-dwelling mammals of the Leporidae family.

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  • A new species of Nesolagus (Lagomorpha, Leporidae) from Vietnam with osteological description.

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  • Family Species Suidae Sus salvanius* Leporidae Caprolagus hispidus An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

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  • Within Lagomorpha, rabbits and hares make up the clade Leporidae, and the less well-known pikas (aka ochotonids) form their sister-taxon.

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  • Investigation showed, however, that the question involved was not whether members of the family Leporidae existed, but whether rabbit-hare hybrids did.

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  • Rodents are easily disposed of in two families -- _Leporidae_ and

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  • _Muridae_, rats; _Hystricidae_, porcupines; and _Leporidae_, hares; which indeed are considered by some to embrace the whole of the order; to which has recently been added the _Saccomyidae_, or pouched rats, whilst many systematists make separate families of the dormice,

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  • If the child replies, "No I'm not," he's either a future philosopher, or, much more likely, he's saying not that he is not a member of the family Leporidae, but that he wishes his mother would stop treating him that way.


  • _Leporidae_; skull depressed; the frontals are contracted, without the wing-like processes of the hares; a single perforation in the facial surface of the maxillaries; a curious prolongation of the posterior angle of the malar into a process extending almost to the ear tube, or auditory meatus; the basisphenoid is not perforated and separated from the vomer as in _Lepus_; the coronoid process is in the form of a tubercle; the clavicles are complete; ears short; limbs nearly equal; no tail.

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