Lepus Linnaeus 1758 (hare)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Leporinae according to M. R. Dawson 1958

See also Gray 1825, Illiger 1811, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, Linnaeus 1758, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Schultz and Howard 1935

Sister taxa: Alilepus, Aluralagus, Brachylagus, Caprolagus, Nesolagus, Oryctolagus, Pentalagus, Pliolagus, Pliosiwalagus, Pratilepus, Pronolagus, Romerolagus, Serengetilagus, Sylvilagus

Subtaxa: Lepus alleni Lepus americanus Lepus arcticus Lepus benjamini Lepus californicus Lepus callotis Lepus capensis Lepus ennisianus Lepus europaeus Lepus othus Lepus somaliensis Lepus timidus Lepus townsendii Lepus whytei

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (2 collections), Austria (1), Belgium (1), Canada (9: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Yukon), China (2), Cote D'Ivoire (1), the Czech Republic (3), Egypt (13), Ethiopia (5), France (4), Georgia (1), Germany (7), Greece (4), Hungary (7), Israel (2), Italy (20), Japan (2), Kenya (7), Libya (1), Mexico (6), Morocco (6), the Netherlands (2), Reunion (1), Romania (12), the Russian Federation (5), South Africa (20), Spain (7), Sudan (3), Swaziland (3), Tanzania (2), Turkey (1), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (3), the United Kingdom (4), United States (97: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming), Zambia (1)

• Blancan of Greenland (1), Mexico (1), United States (4: Arizona, California, Kansas, Nebraska)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (2)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Kazakhstan (1), Kenya (2), Morocco (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Moldova (3), Ukraine (2)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Dakota)

Total: 293 collections including 314 occurrences

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