Leporidae

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Noun1.Leporidae - hares and rabbitsLeporidae - hares and rabbits      
mammal family - a family of mammals
Lagomorpha, order Lagomorpha - rabbits; hares; pikas; formerly considered the suborder Duplicidentata of the order Rodentia
leporid, leporid mammal - rabbits and hares
genus Oryctolagus, Oryctolagus - Old World rabbits
genus Sylvilagus, Sylvilagus - North American rabbits
genus Lepus, Lepus - type genus of the Leporidae: hares
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In sum, the scarcity of medium-sized mammals in this level -either presumably hunted (swine) or domesticated (sheep/goat)- is very suggestive of a twofold aspect: a hiatus in the human occupation during which only naturally deposited animal remains occurred, and the logical inference that the Leporids found at Penedo dos Mouros were not hunted.
Is size of fecal pellets a reliable indicator of species of leporids in the Southern Rocky Mountains?
Although leporids and sciurids predominate in the nesting diets of Golden Eagles throughout North America (Kochert and others 2002), our analysis shows that some eagle pairs in Washington are able to persist on diets predominated by other prey.
Taxa identified from fecal samples were grouped into five categories: mule deer, bighorn sheep, leporids, livestock and pets, and small animals or other materials.
Mauldin (1993) reported a limited stable carbon isotope analysis of modern jackrabbits in west Texas, southern New Mexico, and eastern Arizona that supports the potential use of leporids as a proxy for vegetation.
Tom O'Brien has shifted his focus from parrots (see "Parrot Math" from February 1999) to bunnies, with astounding results as sixth-graders apply a variety of inferential rules in their search for the elusive leporids.