Rabbit - Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum

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Rabbit
Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order
Lagomorpha. They are found in several parts of the world including
north America, south western Europe, south east Asia, Sumatra,
parts of Africa and south America and some islands of Japan. There
are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including
the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Cottontail rabbits
(genus Sylvilagus; 13 species), and the Amami rabbit (Pentalagus
furnessi, an endangered species on Amami Oshima, Japan). There
are many other species of rabbit along with pikas and hares, make
up the order Lagomorpha.
Classification
Kingdom:
Animalia
Superphylum:
Chordata
Phylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Mammalia
Order:
Lagomorpha
Family:
Leporidae
The male is called a buck and the female is a doe a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.
Rabbit habitats include meadows, woods, forests, grasslands, deserts and wetlands. They
live in groups, mostly in underground burrows, or rabbit holes collectively called a warren.
Rabbits are herbivores that feed by grazing on grass, forbs, and leafy weeds. As a
consequence, their diet contains large amounts of cellulose which is hard to digest. Rabbits
solve this problem by passing two distinct types of faeces: hard droppings and soft black
viscous pellets, the latter of which are immediately eaten. Rabbits reingest their own
droppings (rather than chewing the cud as do cows and many other herbivores) to digest
their food further and extract sufficient nutrients.
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7. Suprahamate process
8. Hamate process
9. Clavicle
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