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LC control 85110203
LC classificationQL737.L32 Zoology
SF451 SF455 Pets
Topical headingRabbits
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Variant(s)Domestic rabbit
Rabbit, Domestic
Rabbits as pets
See alsoDomestic animals
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European rabbit
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the domestic rabbit. Works on the family of hares and rabbits are entered under Leporidae.
Subject example tracingExample under Small animal culture
Note under Leporidae
Found inAnimal diversity Web, via WWW, Apr. 30, 2002 (Oryctolagus cuniculus, Domestic Rabbit; Oryctolagus cuniculus, the European, Old World, or Domestic rabbit, is the only species in its genus)
Walker's Mammals of the World, 1999: v. 2, p. 1729 (Genus Oryctolagus. The single species, O. cuniculus, apparently was confined to the Iberian Peninsula and Southern France ... Through human agency wild populations now occur across much of Europe, in northwestern Africa, and in many other parts of the world. The species has also been extensively domesticated.)
New encyc. of mammals, 2001: p. 703 (European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus. All strains of domesticated rabbit derived from this species.)