genus Sylvilagus

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Noun1.genus Sylvilagus - North American rabbitsgenus Sylvilagus - North American rabbits    
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Leporidae, Leporidae - hares and rabbits
cottontail, cottontail rabbit, wood rabbit - common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
canecutter, swamp hare, Sylvilagus aquaticus, swamp rabbit - a wood rabbit of southeastern United States swamps and lowlands
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& CHAPMAN, J.A., 1984.--Evolution of chromosomal variation in cottontails, genus Sylvilagus (Mammalia: Lagomorpha).
Speciation and subspeciation is high among the new world members of the genus Sylvilagus. Nine subspecies of Sylvilagus floridanus Allen, 1890, and 22 subspecies of S.
The third lower premolar of the cottontail, genus Sylvilagus, and its value in the discrimination of three species.