Hares and rabbits

(Leporidae)

Class Mammalia Order Lagomorpha Family Leporidae

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Small- to medium-sized mammals with long ears, short tails, and long hind legs

Size

10-30 in (25-75 cm); 14 oz-13.2 lb (400-6,000 g); females usually larger than males

Number of genera, species

11 genera; 61 species

Habitat

Forest, woodland, savanna, scrub, and tundra

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 2; Endangered: 7; Vulnerable: 3; Data Deficient: 9

Distribution

Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and introduced to Australia, New Zealand, Java, and other islands

Distribution

Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and introduced to Australia, New Zealand, Java, and other islands

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