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Lepus benjamini Hay 1921 (hare)

Mammalia - Glires - Leporidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 47641

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1921. Descriptions of species of Pleistocene Vertebrata, types or specimens of most of which are preserved in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 59:599-642

Belongs to Lepus according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Lepus alleni, Lepus americanus, Lepus arcticus, Lepus californicus, Lepus callotis, Lepus capensis, Lepus ennisianus, Lepus europaeus, Lepus othus, Lepus somaliensis, Lepus timidus, Lepus townsendii, Lepus whytei

Type specimen: Its type locality is Anita, which is in a Blancan/Irvingtonian terrestrial horizon in Arizona

Ecology: scansorial insectivore