from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plant-eating mammals having fully furred feet and two pairs of upper incisors and belonging to the order Lagomorpha, which includes the rabbits, hares, and pikas.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the mammalian taxonomic order, Lagomorpha, which includes hares, rabbits, and pikas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Lagomorpha.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. ny member of the Lagomorpha, a superfamily of rodents containing the hares and pikas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing
I aim to have viewed every captioned kitty and labelled lagomorph and readable rodent that the site has to offer before my tonsils have returned to their normal size.
The lagomorph, the largest ever seen, appears to have had reduced aerobic capacity and to have walked slowly rather than jumped quickly.
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But I'm a meek and scared lagomorph these days, and the acolytes at CA make my ears twitch, it is really annoying.
This is the primary way to distinguish a rodent from a lagomorph.
Tim Lambert (aka Deltoid) calls Plimer out as Tim Lambert (aka Deltoid) calls Plimer out as Plimer the Plagerist, Ian Enting got a good laugh, but after 46 pages of listing Plimerrors was found rolling on the floor and had to be sedated, Eli Rabett, that excellent lagomorph, went out for a few jars of absinthe after a couple of paragraphs and has mercifully forgotten what he read.
Other species recorded from the Kurile Islands include: six insectivores, six chiropterans, nine carnivores, nine rodents, and one lagomorph.
I am, in fact, devoted to them: I belong to the alternate universe of lagomorph aficionados called The House Rabbit Society and own two free-roaming bunnies.
There is, however, a ‘100 year’ European lagomorph: the Broom hare Lepus castroviejoi Palacios, 1977 of the Catabrian Mountains of north-west Spain, a species regarded as merely a population of the European hare L. europaeus until 1976 (Palacios 1977).
Gregory (1910) drew attention to the arterial foramen present in the last cervical vertebra, supposedly uniquely shared by lagomorphs and marsupials (but actually occurring more widely among placentals); Hartman (1925) showed that egg development in the lagomorph fallopian tube was uniquely marsupial-like; and Petrides (1950) pointed out that lagomorphs are unique among placentals in possessing a pre-penile scrotum, a character also otherwise limited to marsupials.