Ocean City Rabbits, Hares and Pikas (Lagomorpha)

Ocean City Rabbits, Hares and Pikas (Lagomorpha)

Scientific Classification:
Kingdom:Animalia >> Phylum: Chordata >> Class:Mammalia >> Infraclass: Eutheria >> Magnorder: Boreoeutheria >> Superorder: Euarchontoglires >> (unranked): Glires >> Order: Lagomorpha

There are currently two living families of Lagomorphs; the Leporidae, which includes Rabbits and Hares, and the Ochotonidae, which are the pikas.  There is one extinct family which is the Prolagidae.

Our current list of Land Mammals in Ocean City consists of the Cottontail Rabbit of the Family Leporidae.

Order: Lagomorpha >> Family: Leporidae >> Genus: Sylvilagus >>

Binomial Name: Cottontail Rabbit (Lepus sylvaticus)

Cottontail Rabbit (Lepus sylvaticus) | Ocean City Land Mammals