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Lagomorpha, Duplicidentata


[R] Small order of mammals once included in the Rodentia. They differ from the latter in having 2 pairs of upper incisors, which are greatly reduced and placed next to the posterior surface of large characteristic incisors. This order includes only hares (European hare , Lepus europaeus) and rabbits (European rabbit , Oryctolagus cuniculus).

[R] Images

* Rodent and Lagomorph heads (INRA)
1: rodent (simplicidenta), with 1 incisive sup_rieure (arrowed).
2: lagomorph (duplicidenta), with 2 incisives sup_rieures (arrowed).
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