noun, plural le·por·i·dae [li-pawr-i-dee, -por-] /lɪˈpɔr ɪˌdi, -ˈpɒr-/.
an animal of the family Leporidae, comprising the rabbits and hares.
belonging or pertaining to the family Leporidae.
What’s The Difference Between A Bunny, A Rabbit, And A Hare?Let’s start with the two that have scientific names. Hares and rabbits are both in the family Leporidae, but they’re separate species. Both animals have long ears, powerful back legs, and a divided upper lip. But, hares are larger than rabbits. And, instead of creating burrows, hares make nests in the grass. The exposed nesting sites of hares hint at another big difference—when they’re born. Hares are precocial, …
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Origin of leporid
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In the Hares (Leporidae) the number is nineteen, twelve or thirteen of which are thoracic.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
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
any animal belonging to the family Leporidae
Word Origin for leporid
C19: from Latin lepus hare
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