Taxon profile


European Rabbit
Oryctolagus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Lepus cuniculus Linnaeus, 1758 o

Other names

= Rabbit
= Wild Rabbit

Type taxon of:Oryctolagus Lilljeborg, 1873 (Lepus cuniculus Linnaeus, 1758)
Near Threatened NT



Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Ixodes ventalloi Gil Collado, 1936, Chilomastix cuniculi da Fonseca, 1916

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus (Loche, 1858) - Mediterranean Rabbit
subspecies Oryctolagus cuniculus brachyotus Trouessart, 1917
subspecies Oryctolagus cuniculus cnossius Bate, 1906
subspecies Oryctolagus cuniculus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Oryctolagus cuniculus cuniculus

subspecies Oryctolagus cuniculus habetensis Cabrera, 1923
subspecies Oryctolagus cuniculus huxleyi Haeckel, 1874

Unplaced taxa

form Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domestica Linnaeus, 1758 - Domestic Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domestica

Links and literature

EN Pest Information Wiki [Oryctolagus_cuniculus]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Oryctolagus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305538]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Oryctolagus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [41291]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Oryctolagus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [692effa3-b719-495f-a86f-ce89e2981652]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Oryctolagus cuniculus (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) [] [as Oryctolagus cuniculus 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 Oryctolagus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Šefrová H., Laštůvka Z. (2005): Catalogue of alien animal species in the Czech Republic, Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., LIII, No. 4, pp. 151-170 [as Oryctolagus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 23 December 2018

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