Taxon profile


Brown Hare
Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Lagomorpha - lagomorphs »  family Leporidae - rabbits and hares »  genus Lepus »  subgenus Eulagos

Scientific synonyms

Lepus (Eulagos) europaeus Pallas, 1778
Lepus capensis europaeus Pallas, 1778
Lepus victoriae fagani

Other names

= Cape Hare
= Common Hare
= European Hare

Least Concern


juvenile animal


Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete


Distribution maps

Included taxa

Number of records: 16

subspecies Lepus europaeus caspicus Hemprich & Erhenberg, 1832 - Caspian Brown Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus connori Robinson, 1918 - Connor's Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus creticus Barrett-Hamilton, 1903 - Cretan Brown Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus cyprius Barrett-Hamilton, 1903 - Cyprus Brown Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus cyrensis Satunin, 1905 - Transcaucasian Common Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus europaeus Pallas, 1778 - Western Brown Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus hybridus Desmarest, 1822 - Central Russian Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus judeae Gray, 1867 - Palestine Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus karpathorum Hilzheimer, 1906
subspecies Lepus europaeus medius Nilsson, 1820
subspecies Lepus europaeus occidentalis de Winton, 1898
subspecies Lepus europaeus parnassius Miller, 1903 - Parnasse Brown Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus ponticus Ognev, 1929
subspecies Lepus europaeus rhodius Festa, 1914 - Rhodes Brown Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus syriacus Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1832 - Syrian Brown Hare
subspecies Lepus europaeus transsylvanicus Matschie, 1901 - Romanian Common Hare

Links and literature

EN Pest Information Wiki [Lepus_europaeus]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Lepus europaeus Pallas]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305525]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Lepus capensis europaeus Pallas, 1778]
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [245:feldhase-lepus-europaeus&Itemid=271]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778]

Contributions to BioLib

Help us to expand this encyclopedia! If you are logged in, you can add new subtaxa, vernacular and scientific names, texts, images or intertaxon relationships for this taxon.

Comments - 1