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Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares, Taxonomy
What is a jackrabbit's scientific name?
The word "jackrabbit" is commonly used to describe certain hares, and each species has its own scientific name. Here are some examples of hares commonly given the name "jackrabbit," and their scientific names: Antelope jackrabbit, Lepus alleni Black-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus californicus White-sided jackrabbit, Lepus callotis Tehuantepec jackrabbit, Lepus flavigularis Black jackrabbit, Lepus insularis White-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus townsendii ...
Asked in Norway, Animal Life, Rabbits and Hares
Are there such things as Norwegian Jackrabbits?
Jackrabbit is just another name for a hare. "Jackrabbit" is an American term for hares. It originates from "jackass rabbits", which were featured in Mark Twain's book, "Roughing It", and later shortened to jackrabbit. There is no such species called the "Norwegian Jackrabbit". However there are hares (aka jackrabbits) in Norway. Most notably European Hares and Mountain Hares. Hares with "Jackrabbit" in their name are dominantly found in North America (United States, Canada and parts of Mexico), since that's where the term originates. These are the...
Asked in Rabbits and Hares
What is jackrabbit's scientific name?
There are many species of jackrabbit. Jackrabbits are actually hares. Each species has its own scientific name. For example: The Black Tailed Jackrabbit is Lepus californicus The Antelope Jackrabbit is Lepus alleni The White Tailed Jackrabbit is Lepus townsendii ...