Lepus – Hares & jackrabbits

Consists of some of the largest Lagomorphs (order Lagomorpha), including the largest, the European hare

Hares are the most widespread lagomorph genus, occupying most of North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. All lagomorphs are small to medium-sized terrestrial rodent-like mammals. Members of Lagomorphs are known for their high reproduction rates, and many species produce many large litters per year. However, several species breed only once per year.

They are nocturnal herbivores, feeding on grass and various other shrubs. The typical features of this genus are Coprophagy, i.e., the consumption of an organism’s fecal material to double the amount of time food spends in the digestive tract.