Resources

Chepko-Sade and Z. T. Halpin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Thompson, H. V., and C. M. King, eds. The European Rabbit: The History and Biology of a Successful Colonizer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Periodicals

Averianov, A. O. "Phylogeny and Classification of Leporidae (Mammalia, Lagomorpha)." Vestnik Zoologii 33 (1999): 41-48.

Hasegawa. "Interordinal Relationships and Timescale of Eutherian Evolution as Inferred from Mitochondrial Genome Data." Gene 259 (2000): 149-158.

Dobson, F. S., A. T. Smith, and X G. Wang. "Social and Ecological Influences on Dispersal and Philopatry in the Plateau Pika." Behavioral Ecology 9 (1998): 622-635.

Dobson, F. S., A. T. Smith, and X. G. Wang. "The Mating System and Gene Dynamics of Plateau Pikas." Behavioural Processes 51 (2000): 101-110.

Hedges, S. B., and S. Kumar. "Divergence Times of Eutherian Mammals." Science 285 (1999): 2031a.

Hirakawa, H. "Coprophagy in Leporids and Other Mammalian Herbivores." Mammal Review (2001): 61-80.

Huchon, D., O. Madsen, M. J. J. B. Sibbald, K. Ament, M. J. Stanhope, F. Catzeflis, W. E. deJong, and E. J. P. Douzery. "Rodent Phylogeny and a Timescale for the Evolution of Glires: Evidence from an Extensive Taxon Sampling Using Three Nuclear Genes." Molecular Biology and Evolution 19 (2002): 1053-1065.

Killian, J. K., R. R. Buckley, N. Stewart, B. L. Munday, and R. L. Jirtle. "Marsupials and Eutherians Reunited: Genetic Evidence for the Theria Hypothesis of Mammalian Evolution." Mammalian Genome 12 (2001): 513-517.

Landry, S. O. Jr. "A Proposal for a New Classification and Nomenclature for the Glires (Lagomorpha and Rodentia)." Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 75 (1999): 283-316.

Liu, F-g. R., and M. M. Miyamoto. "Phylogenetic Assessment of Molecular and Morphological Data for Eutherian Mammals." Systematic Biology 48 (1999): 54-64.

Kumar, S., and S. B. Hedges. "A Molecular Timescale for Vertebrate Evolution." Nature 392 (1998): 917-920.

Murphy, W. J., E. Elzirik, W. E. Johnson, Y. P. Zhang, O. A. Ryder., and S. J. O'Brien. "Molecular Phylogenetics and the Origins of Placental Mammals." Nature 409 (2001): 614-618.

Smith, A. T., and J. M. Foggin. "The Plateau Pika (Ochotona curzoniae) is a Keystone Species for Biodiversity on the Tibetan Plateau." Animal Conservation 2 (1999): 235-240.

Smith, A. T., and M. L. Weston. "Ochotona princeps." Mammalian Species 352 (1990): 1-8.

Smith, A. T., and X. G. Wang. "Social Relationships of Adult Black-lipped Pikas (Ochotona curzoniae)." Journal of Mammalogy 72 (1991): 231-247.

Stoner, C. J., O. R. P. Bininda-Emonds, and T. M. Caro. "The Adaptive Significance of Coloration in Lagomorphs." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (In Press).

Swihart, R. K. "Body Size, Breeding Season Length, and Life History Tactics of Lagomorphs." Oikos 43 (1984): 282-290.

Organizations

IUCN Species Survival Commission, Lagomorph Specialist Group. Department of Biology, Box 871501, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1501 USA. E-mail: [email protected] asu.edu Web site: <http://www.ualberta.ca/dhik/lsg>

IUCN Species Survival Commission, Red List Programme Office. Web site: <http://www.redlist.org>

Andrew T. Smith, PhD

Class Mammalia Order Lagomorpha Family Ochotonidae

Thumbnail description

Small, egg-shaped herbivores with prominent round ears, small eyes, and no visible tail

Size

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 30 species

Habitat

Talus, meadow, and steppe Conservation status

Extinct: 1 species; Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 3 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 2 species; Data Deficient: 2 species

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