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.
It also is a story about Anglo-European Australian anthropocentric attitudes towards and treatment of the common species of European rabbit (oryctolagus cuniculus).
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.
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.
Myxamatosis, a viral illness most often transmitted by mosquitoes but occasionally by fleas, mites or flies, doesn't affect humans, but has a high mortality rate among European rabbit strains common in Oregon.
He may have found it impossible to do otherwise after concluding that the growth imperative responsible for so much environmental degradation is, like the European rabbit and the water hyacinth, all-consuming and all-destructive.

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