European wild Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was domesticated almost 1500 years ago. Now there are more than 80 breeds of Domestic Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus) worldwide. As game animals and a valuable food source, rabbits have been introduced to the wild in many countries including Australia.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Lagomorpha – lagomorphs
■ Family Leporidae – rabbits and hares
■ Species Oryctolagus cuniculus – Rabbit