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Rabbits, hares, and pikas

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Containing group: Eutheria

Other Names for Lagomorpha


Alves, P. C., N. Ferrand, and K. Hackländer, eds. 2007. Lagomorph Biology: Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer, New York.

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Chapman, J. A. and J. E. C. Flux (eds.) 1990. Rabbits, Hares and Pikas. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Lagomorph Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland.

Corbet, G.B. 1983. A review of classification in the family Leporidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica 174:11-15.

Corbet, G. B. 1986. Relationships and origins of European lagomorphs. Mammal Reviev 16:105-110.

Dene, H., M. Goodman, M. C. Mckenna, and A. E. Romero-Herrera. 1982. Ochotona princeps (pika) myoglobin - an appraisal of lagomorph phylogeny. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 79:1917-1920.

Diersing, V. E. 1984. Lagomorphs. Pages 241-254 in Orders and Families of Recent Mammals of the World. (S. Anderson and J. K. Jones, Jr., eds.) John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Gissi, C., A. Gullberg, and U. Arnason. 1998. The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus. Genomics 50:161-169.

Grillitsch, M., G. B. Hartl, F. Suchentrunk, and R. Willing. 1992. Allozyme evolution and the molecular clock in the lagomorpha. Acta Theriologica 37:1-13.

Halanych, K. M., J. R. Demboski, B. J. van Vuuren, D. R. Klein, and J. A. Cook. 1999. Cytochrome b phylogeny of North American hares and jackrabbits (Lepus, Lagomorpha) and the effects of saturation in outgroup taxa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 11:213-221 MAR.

Halanych, K. M. and T. J. Robinson. 1997. Phylogenetic relationships of cottontails (Sylvilagus, Lagomorpha): Congruence of 12S rDNA and cytogenetic data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 7:294-302.

Halanych, K. M. and T. J. Robinson. 1997. Multiple substitutions affect the phylogenetic utility of cytochrome b and 12S rDNA data: Examining a rapid radiation in Leporid (Lagomorpha) evolution. Journal of Molecular Evolution 48:369-379.

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Matthee, C. A., B. Jansen van Vuuren, D. Bell, and T. J. Robinson. 2004. A molecular supermatrix of the rabbits and hares (Leporidae) allows for the identification of five intercontinental exchanges during the Miocene. Systematic Biology 53:433–447.

Nowak, R.M. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World. Sixth Edition. Volume II. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Robinson, T. J. and C. A. Matthee. 2005. Phylogeny and evolutionary origins of the Leporidae: a review of cytogenetics, molecular analyses and a supermatrix analysis. Mamm. Rev. 35:231–247.

Rose, K. D., V. Burke DeLeon, P. Missiaen, R. S. Rana, A. Sahni, L. Singh, T. Smith. 2008. Early Eocene lagomorph (Mammalia) from Western India and the early diversification of Lagomorpha. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 275(1639):1203-1208.

Su, C. and M. Nei. 1999. Fifty-million-year-old polymorphism at an immunoglobulin variable region gene locus in the rabbit evolutionary lineage. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 96:9710-9715.

Surridge, A. K., R. J. Timmins, G. M. Hewitt, and D. J. Bell. 1999. Striped rabbits in Southeast Asia. Nature 400:726.

Voorhies, M. R. and C. L. Timperley. 1997. A new Pronotolagus (Lagomorpha : Leporidae) and other leporids from the Valentine railway quarries (Barstovian, Nebraska), and the archaeolagine-leporine transition. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17:725-737.

White, J. A. and N. H. Morgan. 1995. The Leporidae (Mammalia, Lagomorpha) from the Bancan (Pliocene) Taunton local fauna of Washington. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15:366-374.

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Snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus, Leporidae).
Photograph by Dick Hensel. Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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