European rabbit


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Noun1.European rabbit - common greyish-brown burrowing animal native to southern Europe and northern Africa but introduced elsewhere; widely domesticated and developed in various colors and for various needs; young are born naked and helpless
rabbit, cony, coney - any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
genus Oryctolagus, Oryctolagus - Old World rabbits
hare, rabbit - flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
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Conversely, in Australia and New Zealand, the European rabbit is a major vertebrate pest, threatening the survival of native plants and animals, facilitating erosion through burrowing and grazing, and causing massive economic losses to agricultural sectors.
The author has organized the main body of his text in thirty-one chapters devoted to the rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus, the European rabbit, AustraliaAEs ecological blind spot, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Phylogeography of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in the Iberian Peninsula inferred from RFLP analysis of the cytochrome b gene.
Previous research into suckling has shown that European rabbit mothers use a pheromone to initiate suckling in their newborn babies.
Rabbits these days sure are competitivel Last year, Switzerland hosted the first European Rabbit Hopping Championships.
Habitat use for warren building by European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in relation to landscape structure in a sand dune system.
However, the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) accounted for most of the biomass, contributing almost 60% to dietary mass (Table 1).
Six times the size of today's wild European rabbit, the hefty extinct species outweighed not only all known rabbits, but all species in the broader group of rabbits, hares and pikas, say paleontologist Josep Quintana Cardona of Minorca and his colleagues.
LIVES: Spain and Portugal REASON FOR DECLINE: Loss of main prey the European rabbit through myxomatosis, hunting, road accidents, urban expansion
The European rabbit, on the other hand, can be devastated by the myxoma virus.
ABSTRACT: We investigated whether introduced European rabbit on Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile, has the potential to spread the seeds of the exotic Papaver somniferum (opium poppy) via endozoochory.

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