Oryctolagus Lilljeborg 1874 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Alternative spelling: Lepus (Oryctolagus)

Synonym: Cuniculus Meyer 1790

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

See also Boule and De Villeneuve 1927, Capasso Barbato and Gliozzi 1995, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1998 and McKenna and Bell 1997

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

Subtaxa: Oryctolagus cuniculus

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Belgium (1), Croatia (1), France (9), Greece (2), Italy (8), Libya (1), Monaco (1), Morocco (3), Portugal (2), Spain (18), Turkey (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Italy (5), Spain (1)

• Pliocene of Hungary (1), Spain (4)

• Miocene of Spain (1)

Total: 62 collections including 63 occurrences

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