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Lepus capensis  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180117

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Cape Hare [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 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  
                                        SpeciesLepus capensis Linnaeus, 1758 – Cape Hare  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis aegyptius Desmarest, 1822  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis aquilo Thomas and Wroughton, 1907  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis arabicus Ehrenberg, 1833  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis atlanticus de Winton, 1898  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis capensis Linnaeus, 1758  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis carpi Lundholm, 1955  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis granti Thomas and Schwann, 1904  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis hawkeri Thomas, 1901  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis isabellinus Cretzschmar, 1826  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis schlumbergeri Remy-St. Loup, 1894  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis sinaiticus Ehrenberg, 1833  
                                           Subspecies Lepus capensis whitakeri Thomas, 1902  
       

 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 capensis    
       
  Expert: Robert S. Hoffman  
  Notes: Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Lepus capensis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepus capensis   
       
  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 capensis   
       
  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 capensis   
       
  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 capensis, Cape Hare [English]   
       
  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 capensis, Cape Hare [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Subgenus Proeulagus (Gureev, 1964:202) or Eulagos (Averianov, 1998). Includes arabicus; formerly included europaeus, corsicanus, granatensis, and tolai; see Corbet (1978c: 71), Angermann (1983:20), and Harrison and Bates (1991). Formerly included habessinicus, but Azzaroli-Puccetti (1987a, b) considered habessinicus distinct. The enigmatic form connori, often placed in capensis (Corbet, 1978c; Harrison and Bates, 1991) is provisionally placed in europaeus on the basis of pelage characterist...  
 

 

   

 
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