Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Leporidae — the European rabbit.

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Examples

  • Oryctolagus cuniculus, European rabbit, Victoria, B.C. by Ken Lord — This species of rabbit was introduced to the area around Victoria British Columbia several decades ago, probably through the release of unwanted pets.

    Photography Contest: Finalists, Invasive - The Panda's Thumb

  • Oryctolagus cuniculus, European rabbit, Victoria, B.C. by Ken Lord — This species of rabbit was introduced to the area around Victoria British Columbia several decades ago, probably through the release of unwanted pets.

    Photography Contest: Finalists, Invasive - The Panda's Thumb

  • In 1978 the over wintering population of European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was estimated at 150,000, but in December 1978 control measures were begun using myxomatosis, with an initial overall reduction of more than 50% and in some areas a reduction of over 90%.

    MacQuarie Island, Australia

  • Some exotic animals have been introduced purposely for hunting or for fur or meat such as European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and North American beaver (Castor canadensis) have already invaded large areas in the southern portion of this ecoregion.

    Magellanic subpolar forests

  • The main sources of widespread disturbances come from feral animals, especially rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) which adversely affect native vegetation.

    Great Victoria desert

  • The native vertebrate fauna of 29 species is not extensive: 5 bats, and 3 reptiles plus 5 introduced species: mouflon Ovis gmelini musimon, introduced for the hunt in 1970, Algerian hedgehog Atelerix algiris, rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus, house mouse and black rat.

    Teide National Park, Spain

  • Introduced red fox Vulpes vulpes, cat Felis catus, house mouse Mus musculus and European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus, in addition to feral dogs and camels, compete with indigenous species.

    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

  • Fragmentation poses a serious threat to native fauna, and introduced mammals such as cats (Felis catus), foxes (Vulpes vulpes), and rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are adversely affecting native biota.

    Eyre and York mallee

  • Other exotic animals that have been introduced for hunting or for fur or meat such as European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), European hare (Lepus europaeus) and Californian quail (Callipepla californica) have already invaded wide areas of the southern portion of this ecoregion, and can also alter ecosystems of the area.

    Southern Andean steppe

  • The majority of these low - and mid-altitude grasslands are now highly modified as a result of fires, weed invasion, over-grazing, irrigation, fertilization, and rabbit plagues (Oryctolagus cuniculus).

    Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands

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