The scientific name for a rabbit depends on its genus, accordingly, the domestic or European rabbit's scientific name is Oryctolagus cuniculus while an Eastern cottontail rabbit has the scientific name Sylvilagus floridanus. Rabbits and hares belong to the family Leporidae. There are more than 10 genera, including Lepus, Nesolagus and Brachylagus.Continue Reading
The genus Lepus includes hares and jackrabbits, and the genus Brachylagus consists of pygmy rabbits. Sumatran rabbits belong to the genus Nesolagus.
Rabbits are herbivores that can live on different continents and a large percent of rabbits are found in North America. Rabbits can have a lifespan of nearly 10 years. Rabbits tend to live in groups and in the wild, European rabbits live in burrows.Learn more about Zoology
Cinara refers to an overall genus of aphids consisting of several species that feed on conifer vegetation. Each species of Cinara aphids has its own distinct conifer host.Full Answer >
The tiger's kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species, referred to as its taxonomy, is the kingdom animalia, the phylum chordata (which may also be called vertebrata), the class mammalia, the order carnivora, the family felidae, the genus panthera and the species p. tigris. Within the p. tigris species there are 10 sub-species.Full Answer >
Many different animals’ offspring are called kits, including the badger, ferret, fox, rabbit, skunk, squirrel and weasel. This term is different from "kid" and "kitten," which are also used to describe baby animals.Full Answer >
The scientific name for the giraffe is Giraffa camelopardalis. The large mammal is native to Africa and is found mostly south of the Sahara desert.Full Answer >