[ rab-it-eerd ]
/ ˈræb ɪtˌɪərd /
any of several bandicoots of the genus Macrotis, especially M. lagotis, of the Australian region, having leathery, rabbitlike ears and a long, pointed snout: an endangered species.
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, …
Origin of rabbit-eared bandicoot
First recorded in 1825–35
Also called bilby, rabbit bandicoot.
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