noun, genitive Lep·o·ris [lep-er-is] /ˈlɛp ər ɪs/. Astronomy.
Origin of Lepus
Examples from the Web for lepus
Figs. 385 and 386 show the ileo-colic junction, ccum and appendix in Lepus cuniculus, the rabbit.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington
Of the hares and rabbits the cottontail (Lepus nuttalii) and the common jack-rabbit (L. campestris) are the best known.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
Consequently, Lepus merriami altamirae Nelson, it seems, should stand as Lepus californicus altamirae.
The latter is well established, for example, in the hybrids of hares and rabbits (Lepus Darwinii, p. 147).The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)|Ernst Haeckel
Only one species of hare is found in Brazil, the Lepus brasiliensis, and but one also of the squirrel (Scyurus).