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Black-tailed jackrabbit
Lepus californicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Sub-class Theria
Infra-class Eutheria
Order Information
Order Lagomorpha
Family Information
Family Leporidae
Genus Information
Genus Lepus
Population statistics

A Hare is a lagomorph of the genus Lepus. They are often confused with rabbits, who are their close cousins. However, unlike rabbits, hares are precocial (born almost completely mature); this means, among other things, that hares are born with fur while rabbits are not.[1] Hares live above ground, while rabbits tend to live in underground warrens. Hares are less social than rabbits.


Order Lagomorpha, Family Leporidae, Genus Lepus

  • Subgenus Eulagos
Broom hare, Lepus castroviejoi
Corsican hare, Lepus corsicanus
Ethiopian highland hare, Lepus starcki
European hare, Lepus europaeus
Granada hare, Lepus granatensis
Korean hare, Lepus coreanus
Manchurian hare, Lepus mandschuricus
White-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus townsendii
Woolly hare, Lepus oiostolus
Yunnan hare, Lepus comus
  • Subgenus Indolagus
Burmese hare, Lepus peguensis
Hainan hare, Lepus hainanus
Indian hare, Lepus nigricollis
  • Subgenus Lepus
Alaskan hare, Lepus othus
Arctic hare, Lepus arcticus
Mountain hare, Lepus timidus
  • Subgenus Macrotolagus
Antelope jackrabbit, Lepus alleni
  • Subgenus Poecilolagus
Snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus
  • Subgenus Proeulagus
Black jackrabbit, Lepus insularis
Black-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus californicus
Cape hare, Lepus capensis
Desert hare, Lepus tibetanus
Scrub hare, Lepus saxatilis
Tehuantepec jackrabbit, Lepus flavigularis
Tolai hare, Lepus tolai
White-sided jackrabbit, Lepus callotis
  • Subgenus Sabanalagus
African savanna hare, Lepus microtis
Ethiopian hare, Lepus fagani
  • Subgenus Sinolagus
Chinese hare, Lepus sinensis
  • Subgenus Tarimolagus
Yarkand hare, Lepus yarkandensis
  • Incertae sedis
Japanese hare, Lepus brachyurus
Abyssinian hare, Lepus habessinicus