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Lepus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180111

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Lepus (Lepus) Linnaeus, 1758
 
    Lepus (Macrotolagus) Mearns, 1895
 
    Lepus (Poecilolagus) Lyon, 1904
 
    Lepus (Proeulagus) Gureev, 1964
 
    Lepus (Eulagos) Gray, 1867
 
    Lepus (Sabanalagus) Averianov, 1998
 
    Lepus (Indolagus) Gureev, 1953
 
    Lepus (Sinolagus) Averianov, 1998
 
    Lepus (Tarimolagus) Gureev, 1947
 
    Lepus (Sabanolagus) Averianov, 1998
 
  Common Name(s): Hares [English]
 
    Jackrabbits [English]
 
    Jack Rabbits [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2019   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderLagomorpha Brandt, 1855 – coelho, tapeti, lagomorphs, Rabbits, Hares, Pikas  
                                  FamilyLeporidae Fischer, 1817 – Hares, Rabbits  
                                     GenusLepus Linnaeus, 1758 – Hares, Jackrabbits, Jack Rabbits  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Lepus alleni Mearns, 1890 – Antelope Jack Rabbit, Liebre antilope, Antelope Jackrabbit, Allen's Jackrabbit, White-sided Jackrabbit, liebre torda, liebre blanca, libre appaloosa 
                                        Species Lepus americanus Erxleben, 1777 – lièvre d'Amérique, Snowshoe Hare, Varying Hare 
                                        Species Lepus arcticus Ross, 1819 – Arctic Hare, lièvre arctique 
                                        Species Lepus brachyurus Temminck, 1844 – Japanese Hare 
                                        Species Lepus californicus Gray, 1837 – Black-tailed Jack Rabbit, Liebre cola negra, Black-tailed Jackrabbit, California Jackrabbit, Gray-sided Jackrabbit, Narrow-gauge Mule, Jackass-hare, Texas Jack, Texan Hare, Great Plains Jackrabbit 
                                        Species Lepus callotis Wagler, 1830 – White-sided Jack Rabbit, Liebre torda, White-sided Jackrabbit, Beautiful-eared jack rabbit, Gaillard jack rabbit, snow sides, Antelope Rabbit, Gaillard's Jackrabbit, Snowsides, Liebra pinta 
                                        Species Lepus capensis Linnaeus, 1758 – Cape Hare, Arabian Hare, Brown Hare, Desert Hare 
                                        Species Lepus castroviejoi Palacios, 1977 – Broom Hare 
                                        Species Lepus comus Allen, 1927 – Yunnan Hare 
                                        Species Lepus coreanus Thomas, 1892 – Korean Hare 
                                        Species Lepus corsicanus de Winton, 1898 – Corsican Hare 
                                        Species Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778 – European Hare, Brown Hare, Common Hare 
                                        Species Lepus fagani Thomas, 1903 – Ethiopian Hare 
                                        Species Lepus flavigularis Wagner, 1844 – Tehuantepec hare, Tehuantepec jack rabbit, Tehuantepec Jackrabbit, Tropical Hare, Liebre tropical, Liebre de Tehuantepec 
                                        Species Lepus granatensis Rosenhauer, 1856 – Granada Hare, Iberian Hare, Liebre Ibérica 
                                        Species Lepus habessinicus Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1832 – Abyssinian Hare 
                                        Species Lepus hainanus Swinhoe, 1870 – Hainan Hare 
                                        Species Lepus insularis W. Bryant, 1891 – Black Jackrabbit, Espiritu Santo Jackrabbit, Liebre negra, Liebre prieta, Liebre de Espíritu Santo 
                                        Species Lepus mandshuricus Radde, 1861 – Manchurian Hare 
                                        Species Lepus nigricollis F. Cuvier, 1823 – Indian Hare, Black-napped Hare 
                                        Species Lepus oiostolus Hodgson, 1840 – Woolly Hare, Highland Hare, Gray-tailed Hare 
                                        Species Lepus othus Merriam, 1900 – Alaskan Hare, Beringian hare, Tundra Hare, Alaska Tundra Hare, Tunrda Polar Hare, St. Michael's Hare, Swift Hare, Alaska Arctic Hare, Northern Hare 
                                        Species Lepus peguensis Blyth, 1855 – Burmese Hare, Siamese Hare 
                                        Species Lepus saxatilis F. Cuvier, 1823 – Scrub Hare, Cape Scrub Hare 
                                        Species Lepus sinensis Gray, 1832 – Chinese Hare 
                                        Species Lepus starcki Petter, 1963 – Ethiopian Highland Hare 
                                        Species Lepus tibetanus Waterhouse, 1841 – Desert Hare 
                                        Species Lepus timidus Linnaeus, 1758 – Mountain Hare, Varying Hare 
                                        Species Lepus tolai Pallas, 1778 – Tolai Hare 
                                        Species Lepus townsendii Bachman, 1839 – White-tailed Jack Rabbit, White-tailed Jackrabbit 
                                        Species Lepus victoriae Thomas, 1893 – African Savanna Hare 
       
                                      GenusLepus Linnaeus, 1758 incertae sedis  
    Children with Uncertain Position:  
                                        Species Lepus yarkandensis Günther, 1875 – Yarkand Hare 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Lepus    
       
  Expert: Robert S. Hoffman  
  Notes: Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Lepus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepus, Jack Rabbits [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Andrew T., Charlotte H. Johnston, Paulo C.  
  Publication Date: 2018   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Lagomorphs. Pikas, Rabbits, and Hares of the World   
  Page(s): 266   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1421423405   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Lepus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Lepus, Hares [English], Jackrabbits [English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Formerly included Bunolagus; see Petter (1972b); and originally all other genera (Brachylagus, Caprolagus, Macrotolagus, Poelagus, Pronolagus, Romerolagus, Sylvilagus) in Leporidae except Pentalagus. The taxonomy of this genus remains controversial. L. crawshayi (including whytei), peguensis, ruficaudatus, and siamensis have been variously treated as separate species or have been included in nigricollis. L. europaeus, corsicanus, granatensis, mediterraneus, tolai, and tibetanus have been pl...  
 

 

   

 
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