leporid


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leporid

(ˈlɛpərɪd)
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Leporidae, a family of lagomorph mammals having long ears and limbs and a short tail: includes rabbits and hares
n
(Animals) any animal belonging to the family Leporidae
[C19: from Latin lepus hare]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leporid - rabbits and hares
gnawing mammal, lagomorph - relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing
family Leporidae, Leporidae - hares and rabbits
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
hare - swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
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This inaugural issue contains eight articles discussing such topics as the queen and the veil: a note about the Eblaic votive plaque, the northern and southern Levant during the late Early Bronze Age: a reappraisal of the "Syrian connection," the "outer town" of Ebla during the Old Syrian period: a preliminary analysis of the 2010 off-site survey, and a hare in the land of lions: analysis and interpretations of the leporid symbol in the Old Syrian Glyptic.
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Today this hardy leporid is confined to Scotland, where it is indigenous, and to the Isle of Man and the Derbyshire Peak District where it was reintroduced in the 19th century for game hunting.
The most recent compendia on the fauna of Paraguay list, collectively, 175 species of mammals, including three commensal Old World murid rodents (Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, and R rattus) and one introduced Eurasian leporid (Lepus europaeus) (Myers et al.
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Evolutionary history of an MHC gene in two leporid species: characterisation of Mhc-DQA in the European brown hare and comparison with the European rabbit.
Because stable carbon isotope ratios recovered from herbivore collagen reflect the isotopic composition of plants at the base of the food chain ingested during the last few years of its short life, leporid collagen should prove an ideal material for the reconstruction of the paleoenvironment at small spatial and short temporal scales.
2002): Taphonomic and methodological perspectives on Leporid hunting during the Upper Paleolithic of the Western Mediterranean Basin.
Multiple substitutions affect the phylogenetic utility of cytochrome b and 12S rDNA data: examining a rapid radiation in leporid (Lagomorpha) evolution.