Leporids are over 60 species of rabbits and hares that form the family Leporidae. The leporids, together with the pikas, constitute the mammalian order Lagomorpha. Leporids differ from pikas in having short, furry tails, and elongated ears and hind legs. The name leporid is simply an abbreviation of the family name Leporidae, meaning animals resembling lepus, Latin for hare.

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