Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world.

Mammals are any vertebrates within the class Mammalia, a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles and birds by the possession of a neocortex, hair, three middle ear bones and mammary glands.

The lagomorphs are the members of the taxonomic order Lagomorpha, of which there are two living families: the Leporidae and the Ochotonidae.

Leporidae is the family of rabbits and hares, containing over 60 species of extant mammals in all.

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There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit, cottontail rabbits, and the Amami rabbit.

The Amami rabbit, or Amamino kuro usagi, also known as the Ryukyu rabbit, is a primitive, dark-furred rabbit which is only found in Amami Ōshima and Toku-no-Shima, two small islands between southern Kyūshū and Okinawa in Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan.

The European rabbit or common rabbit is a species of rabbit native to southwestern Europe and northwest Africa.

Cottontail rabbits are among the 20 lagomorph species in the genus Sylvilagus, found in the Americas.

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There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha.

In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank.

A pika is a small mammal, with short limbs, very round body, rounded ears, and no external tail.

Hares and jackrabbits are leporids belonging to the genus Lepus.


The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.

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