Sākums Animals Domestic Rabbit

Domestic Rabbit

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

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