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The lagomorphs are the members of the taxonomic order Lagomorpha, of which there are two living families: the Leporidae (hares and rabbits) and the Ochotonidae (pikas). The name of the order is derived from the Ancient Greek lagos (λαγώς, "hare") + morphē (μορφή, "form"). There are about eighty-seven extant species of lagomorph, including about twenty-nine species of pika, twenty-eight species of rabbit and cottontail, and thirty species of hare.
The nearest living relatives of lagomorphs are the rodents, together with which they form the clade Glires (Latin: "dormice"). Early lagomorphs arose perhaps in Asia and spread across the northern hemisphere. Later, rodents came to dominate more environmental niches, and lagomorphs seem to have been in decline. Read more...
Despite its name, the Alaska Rabbit
originates in Germany. It is a medium-sized rabbit breed, weighing around 3–4 kg (7-9 lb) with glossy black fur. This breed was created in 1900 by crossing Havanas, Dutch, Himalayans and Champagne d'Argents with the goal of obtaining a rabbit that looks like the Alaskan fox. The Alaska Rabbit Club is the British Rabbit Council
's national specialty club for this breed.
||It was amazing that a play that seems dated in this world… A man whose best friend is a six-foot white rabbit… But it caught on, especially with young people — they surprised me most of all.
||— James Stewart|
Referring to his 1950 film Harvey
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Young Hare (German: Feldhase) is a 1502 watercolour and gouache painting by German artist Albrecht Dürer. Painted in 1502 in his workshop, it is acknowledged as a masterpiece of observational art alongside his Great Piece of Turf from the following year. The subject is rendered with almost photographic accuracy, and although the piece is normally given the title Young Hare, the portrait is sufficiently detailed for the hare to be identified as a mature specimen — the German title translates as "Field Hare" and the work is often referred to in English as the Hare or Wild Hare.
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