from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of Lagomyidæ.
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In some parts the ground was full of holes, in which live lizards, a small, white bird, and a species of lagomys, all very plentiful.
The lagomys, or tailless hare, of the European eaves, is now found in the colder regions of North America.
The lagomys, a species of rodent that does not occur in Sweden, of the size of a large rat, is remarkable for the care with which in summer it collects great stores for the winter.
Here a large number of marmots and lagomys had their haunt.
And yet under these familiar trees the lagomys or tailless hare, a form now mainly restricted to Siberia and the wilds of Northern America, and the reindeer, an animal whose proper habitat at the present time is
England haunted for ages by families of hyænas, -- that they dragged into their dens with the carcasses of long extinct animals those of the still familiar denizens of our hill-sides, and feasted, now on the lagomys, and now on the common hare, -- that they now fastened on the beaver or the reindeer, and now upon the roebuck or the goat.
Among these fossil bones Cuvier has remarked the head of a _lagomys_, a little hare without any tail, — a species still existing in Siberia. [