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Antelope Jackrabbit Lepus alleni
2014-08-27 09:30:16

The antelope jackrabbit (Lepus alleni) is a species of hare that can be found in North America. Its range extends from south-central Arizona in the United States to Sinaloa, Sonora, and northern Nayarit in Mexico and includes Tiburon Island in Mexico and the far southwestern areas of Chihuahua. This species can be found in a variety of habitats including deserts, grassy hills, and plains, as...

Alaskan Hare Lepus othus
2014-05-19 10:40:26

The Alaskan hare (Lepus othus), or the tundra hare, can be found on the Alaskan Peninsula and in western areas of Alaska. This species prefers to reside in rocky areas in their tundra habitat, resting in open areas rather than in burrows. It is most closely related to the mountain hare and the Arctic hare. Members of this species reach an average weight between 1.6 and 2.2 feet, with hind...

Chinese Hare Lepus sinensis
2014-04-25 10:15:41

The Chinese hare (Lepus sinensis) is a species of hare that can be found in Vietnam, China, and Taiwan. Its range includes the Chinese provinces of Anhui, Hunan, and Zhejiang. This species was first described in 1832 by John Edward Gray and was once thought to hold a subspecies known as the Korean hare, but this was later found to be a distinct species. The Chinese hare reaches an average...

White-sided Jackrabbit Lepus callotis
2012-04-27 08:34:55

The white-sided jackrabbit (Lepus callotis) has a limited range extending from northwestern and central Mexico to southern New Mexico in the United States. This rabbit is also called the Mexican Hare. There are two subspecies of the white-sided jackrabbit. It prefers a habitat at high elevations, living in open plains and on plateaus.  This rabbit will not live where there are mountains or...

Scrub Hare
2008-06-16 16:02:21

The Scrub Hare (Lepus saxatilis), is a species of hare found in South Africa, parts of central Africa, and Namibia. It is found at about 3200 to 6500 feet above sea level. Its dorsal fur is gray and black, while its ventral fur is white. It has a black and white tail, while it has lighter fur around its face. Its length varies from 17.5 to 25 inches, and it weighs 3.5 to 10 pounds. Females...

Japanese Hare
2006-12-26 11:53:17

Geographic range The Japanese hare is found on the continent of Asia. It is found primarily in 5 countries even though it is named for one. The Japanese hare is found in Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea, and Russia. Habitat The Japanese hare is mostly found in mountains or hilly areas in the places they inhabit. These are the areas that they prefer to live in. They also inhabit...

White-tailed Jackrabbit
2006-12-26 11:49:42

The white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii), or prairie hare and white jack, is a hare found in western North America. This animal is a member of Family Leporidae of Order Lagomorpha. This jackrabbit has two described subspecies: L. townsendii townsendii and L. townsendii campanius.

European Hare
2006-12-26 11:46:38

The European Hare or brown hare (Lepus europaeus) is a species of hare native to northern, central, and Western Europe and Western Asia. It is a mammal adapted to temperate open country. It is related to the similarly appearing rabbit, which is in the same family but a different genus. It breeds on the ground rather than in a burrow and relies on speed to escape. It is larger,...

Black-tailed Jackrabbit
2006-12-26 11:44:26

The black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), or desert hare, is the common hare of the western United States and Mexico. It is found at elevations from sea level to up to 9,843 feet (3000 m). The black-tailed jackrabbit has unmistakable long ears, and the long powerful rear legs characteristic of hares. Its fur is dark buff peppered with black. Its ears are tipped with black, and it...

Mountain Hare
2006-12-26 11:42:46

The mountain hare (Lepus timidus) is a hare, which is largely adapted to polar and mountainous habitats. It is distributed from Scandinavia to eastern Siberia. There are isolated populations in the Alps, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Hokkaidō. The fur is brown in summer in preparation for winter this species sheds into a white (or largely white) wool coat. The Irish race (Lepus timidus...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'