Cottontail Rabbit
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Lagomorpha

The Lagomorphs are the members of the taxonomic order Lagomorpha, of which there are two living families: the Leporidae (hares and rabbits) and the Ochotonidae (pikas). The name of the order is derived from the Greek lagos (λαγός, "hare") and morphē (μορφή, "form"). There are about eighty species of lagomorph which include thirty species of pika, twenty species of rabbits and cottontails, and thirty species of hares.


Though these mammals can resemble rodents (order Rodentia) and were classified as a superfamily in that order until the early twentieth century, they have since been considered a separate order. For a time it was common to consider the lagomorphs only distant relatives of the rodents, to whom they merely bore a superficial resemblance.


Family LeporidaeEdit

Subfamily †ArchaeolaginaeEdit

Genus †Archaeolagus

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Genus †Hypolagus

Hypolagus balearicusHypolagus petenyiiHypolagus brachygnathusHypolagus gromoviHypolagus multiplicatusHypolagus peregrinusHypolagus schreuderaeHypolagus transbaicalicusHypolagus vetus

Genus †Notolagus

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Genus †Panolax

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Subfamily LeporinaeEdit

Genus †Alilepus

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Genus Brachylagus

Pygmy Rabbit, Brachylagus idahoensis

Genus Bunolagus

Riverine Rabbit, Bunolagus monticularis

Genus Caprolagus

Hispid Hare, Caprolagus hispidus

Genus Lepus

Antelope Jackrabbit, Lepus alleni
Snowshoe Hare, Lepus americanus
Arctic Hare, Lepus arcticus
Alaskan Hare, Lepus othus
Mountain Hare, Lepus timidus
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
Broom Hare, Lepus castroviejoi
Yunnan Hare, Lepus comus
Korean Hare, Lepus coreanus
Corsican Hare, Lepus corsicanus
European Hare, Lepus europaeus
Granada Hare, Lepus granatensis
Manchurian Hare, Lepus mandshuricus
Woolly Hare, Lepus oiostolus
Ethiopian Highland Hare, Lepus starcki
White-tailed Jackrabbit, Lepus townsendii
Ethiopian Hare, Lepus fagani
African Savanna Hare, Lepus microtis
Hainan Hare, Lepus hainanus
Indian Hare, Lepus nigricollis
Burmese Hare, Lepus peguensis
Chinese Hare, Lepus sinensis
Yarkand Hare, Lepus yarkandensis
Japanese Hare, Lepus brachyurus
Abyssinian Hare, Lepus habessinicus

Genus Nesolagus

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

Genus Oryctolagus

European Rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus

Genus †Nuralagus

Nuralagus rex

Genus Pentalagus

Amami Rabbit, Pentalagus furnessi

Genus †Pliolagus

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Genus †Pliosiwalagus

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Genus Poelagus

Bunyoro Rabbit, Poelagus marjorita

Genus †Pratilepus

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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 Romerolagus

Volcano Rabbit, Romerolagus diazi

Genus †Serengetilagus

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Genus Sylvilagus

Eastern Cottontail, Sylvilagus floridanus
Desert Cottontail, Sylvilagus audubonii

Subfamily †PalaeolaginaeEdit

Tribe †DasyporcinaEdit

Genus †Coelogenys

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