An order comprising two families, ochotonidae and leporidae, 13 genera, and 69 species. It has a natural range covering most of the world's major land masses. Head and body length ranges from about 125 mm to 750 mm. Hares and rabbits have a short tail, and the pikas lack a tail. The fur is long, soft, and fine in pikas and usually thick and soft in rabbits and hares. All are vegetarians.
(12 Dec 1998)
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