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Cape Hare
Lepus capensis Linnaeus, 1758

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

Scientific synonyms

Lepus arabica

Other names

= Brown Hare

Least Concern

Images

Lepus capensis - Cape Hare

Author: Richard Ford

Lepus capensis - Cape Hare

Author: Richard Ford

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Canis mesomelas Schreber, 1775 - Black-backed Jackal, Caracal caracal (Schreber, 1776) - Caracal

Included taxa

Number of records: 12

subspecies Lepus capensis aegyptius Desmarest, 1822
subspecies Lepus capensis aquilo Thomas & Wroughton, 1907
subspecies Lepus capensis arabicus Ehrenberg, 1833
subspecies Lepus capensis atlanticus de Winton, 1898
subspecies Lepus capensis capensis Linnaeus, 1758
subspecies Lepus capensis carpi Lundholm, 1955
subspecies Lepus capensis granti Thomas & Schwann, 1904
subspecies Lepus capensis hawkeri Thomas, 1901
subspecies Lepus capensis isabellinus Cretzschmar, 1826
subspecies Lepus capensis schlumbergeri Remy-St. Loup, 1894
subspecies Lepus capensis sinaiticus Ehrenberg, 1833
subspecies Lepus capensis whitakeri Thomas, 1902

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305521]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Lepus capensis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Australian Faunal Directory [6240deca-2f4f-4bcd-a944-c49df0ae83b5]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Lepus capensis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Lepus capensis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Lepus capensis Linnaeus, 1758]

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