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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Evolution of chromosomal variation in cottontails, genus Sylvilagus (Mammalia: Lagomorpha).
Abstract: A new species of Venezuelan rabbit of the genus Sylvilagus from Fundo Millano (08[grados] 46'N and 69[grados] 56'W) and Chorrosco Bajo (08[grados] 05'N and 69[grados] 18'W), between 190 and 120 masl, state of Barinas, is described based on: 1.
The third lower premolar of the cottontail, genus Sylvilagus, and its value in the discrimination of three species.