Lagomorphs | Lagomorpha

Lagomorphs are small to medium sized mammals that resemble rodents, which are their closest living relatives. Lagomorphs have short tales and flaps of skin that meet behind their incisor to allow gnawing with the mouth cavity closed. All lagomorphs are terrestrial and occupy habitats from tropical to the arctic, however, they are not found in Antarctica, Australia, or on most islands. All Lagomorphs are herbivores and feed on grasses and small plants. Lagomorphs produce two different types of feces, one that is wet and able to be consumed again for nutrients and other that is dry and is discarded.

How long do lagomorphs live?

The life expectancy of lagomorphs depends from family to family. Pikas typically live up to 7 years in the wild. Hares can live between 3 to 4 years, some live longer. Rabbits in the wild tend to live much shorter lives of about 3 years than those in captivity who can live between 8 to 12 years.

What animals belong to the lagomorph family?

The Lagomorpha order consists of two families. These are the ochotonidae referring to pikas, and the leporidae referring to hares and rabbits. There are about 29 species of pikas, 28 species of rabbits, and 30 species of hares. The total lagomorph order is made up of about 87 species.

What is the difference between lagomorphs and rodents?

Despite all their differences lagomorphs are most closely related to rodents than any other mammals. Lagomorphs have 4 incisors in the upper jaw while rodents have 2. Also, lagomorphs are herbivores while rodents are omnivores. Lagomorphs typically have short tails, and rodents have long tails.

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4.25”-4.75” | 10.8-12 cm
6”-9” | 15-23 cm
.25-.45 lb | 125-200 g
3-4 years (wild); up to 7 years (captivity)
American Pika
12.000
23.000
0.200
7.00
4900
3D
American Pika
7.5”-9” | 19-22.9 cm
11”-14” | 28-35.6 cm
4-5.5 lb | 1.8-2.5 kg
5-8 years (captivity)
Dutch Rabbit
22.900
35.600
2.500
8.00
6900
3D
Dutch Rabbit
7”-9” | 17.8-22.9 cm
15”-18” | 38-45.7 cm
2-4.5 lb | .9-2 kg
2-3 years (wild); up to 7-9 years (captivity)
Eastern Cottontail
22.900
45.700
2.000
9.00
7600
3D
Eastern Cottontail
8”-10” | 20.3-25.4 cm
14”-18” | 35.6-45.7 cm
9-10.5 lb | 4-4.75 kg
5-7 years (captivity)
English Lop
25.400
45.700
4.750
7.00
3800
3D
English Lop
4.5”-5” | 11.4-12.7 cm
7”-9” | 18-23 cm
.3-.6 lb | 150-250 g
3-4 years (wild); up to 7 years (captivity)
Ili Pika
12.700
23.000
0.250
7.00
3900
3D
Ili Pika
5”-6.5” | 12.7-16.5 cm
8”-10” | 20.3-25.4 cm
2.5-3.5 lb | 1.1-1.6 kg
7-9 years (captivity)
Lionhead Rabbit
16.500
25.400
1.600
9.00
21000
3D
Lionhead Rabbit
6”-7.5” | 15.2-19 cm
10.5”-12.5” | 26.7-31.8 cm
3-4.25 lb | 1.4-1.9 kg
9-10 years (captivity)
Mini Rex
19.000
31.800
1.900
10.00
5000
3D
Mini Rex
5”-6” | 12.7-15.2 cm
7.5”-9” | 19-23 cm
2-2.5 lb | .9-1.1 kg
7-12 years (captivity)
Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
15.200
23.000
1.100
12.00
15000
3D
Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
American Pika

The American Pika (Ochotona princeps) has a small, round body, rounded ears, short legs, and no tail. They are a species of pika that generally lives in the western Northern America typically in the boulder fields or at above the tree line. The American Pika is herbivorous and their diet includes grasses, sedges, thistles, and fireweed.

Pikas can meet their water demands from their food alone, but they do drink water if it is available. Pikas do not hibernate, are diurnal, and typically breed twice a year.

American Pikas have a shoulder height of 4.25”-4.75” (10.8-12 cm), body length between 6”-9” (15-23 cm), and an overall weight in the range of .25-.45 lb (125-200 g). The ears of an American Pika are 1.5”-2” (3.8-5 cm) in length. The typical lifespan of an American Pika is 3-4 years in the wild and up to 7 years when raised in captivity.

Set of dimensioned side elevation drawings of the American Pika
The American Pika (Ochotona princeps) has a small, round body, rounded ears, short legs, and no tail. They are a species of pika that generally lives in the western Northern America typically in the boulder fields or at above the tree line.

American Pikas have a shoulder height of 4.25”-4.75” (10.8-12 cm), body length between 6”-9” (15-23 cm), and an overall weight in the range of .25-.45 lb (125-200 g). The ears of an American Pika are 1.5”-2” (3.8-5 cm) in length. The typical lifespan of an American Pika is 3-4 years in the wild and up to 7 years when raised in captivity.

Set of dimensioned side elevation drawings of the American Pika
American Pika
Height:
4.25”-4.75” | 10.8-12 cm
Width:
Length:
6”-9” | 15-23 cm
Depth:
Weight:
.25-.45 lb | 125-200 g
Area:
Ear Length
1.5”-2” | 3.8-5 cm
Scientific Name
Ochotona princeps
Lifespan
3-4 years (wild); up to 7 years (captivity)

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American Pika side elevation (standing), front (standing), back (standing)

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English Lop

The English Lop is a fancy domestic rabbit breed developed in England in the 19th century. They are characterized by their long top ears and a large body size. The English Lop rabbit is sometimes referred to as the dogs of the rabbit world. The English Lop coat ranges in a variety of solid and broken colors.

They are sometimes lazy, outgoing, curious, and friendly. English Lops are an intelligent rabbit and can be trained with tricks and commands. This species diet mostly consists of hay.

English Lops have a shoulder height of 8”-10” (20.3-25.4 cm), body length between 14”-18” (35.6-45.7 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 9-10.5 lb (4-4.75 kg). The ears of an English Lop are 9”-13” (22.9-33 cm) in length. The typical lifespan of an English Lop is 5-7 years when raised in captivity.

Dimensioned set of standing side elevation drawings of the English Lop
The English Lop is a fancy domestic rabbit breed developed in England in the 19th century. They are characterized by their long top ears and a large body size. The English Lop rabbit is sometimes referred to as the dogs of the rabbit world.

English Lops have a shoulder height of 8”-10” (20.3-25.4 cm), body length between 14”-18” (35.6-45.7 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 9-10.5 lb (4-4.75 kg). The ears of an English Lop are 9”-13” (22.9-33 cm) in length. The typical lifespan of an English Lop is 5-7 years when raised in captivity.

Dimensioned set of standing side elevation drawings of the English Lop
English Lop
Height:
8”-10” | 20.3-25.4 cm
Width:
Length:
14”-18” | 35.6-45.7 cm
Depth:
Weight:
9-10.5 lb | 4-4.75 kg
Area:
Ear Length
9”-13” | 22.9-33 cm
Scientific Name
Lifespan
5-7 years (captivity)

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English Lop side elevation (standing), front (standing), front (sitting)

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Lionhead Rabbit

The Lionhead Rabbit has a lion-like mane with an upright body type and short ears. They are considered to be a fancy breed. Lionhead rabbits were first bred in Belgium and later became popular in the United States in 1990s.

Lionhead Rabbits have a lot of hair that should be brushed at least once a week. They grow a thicker coat in the winter and shed during the spring. Some have a single mane and others have a double mane. They are generally well-mannered, friendly and easy to train. Their diet mainly consists of hay.

Lionhead Rabbits have a shoulder height of 5”-6.5” (12.7-16.5 cm), body length between 8”-10” (20.3-25.4 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 2.5-3.5 lb (1.1-1.6 kg). The ears of a Lionhead Rabbit are 2”-3” (5-7.6 cm) in length. The typical lifespan of a Lionhead Rabbit is 7-9 years in captivity.

Series of dimensioned side elevation illustrations of the Lionhead Rabbit
The Lionhead Rabbit has a lion-like mane with an upright body type and short ears. They are considered to be a fancy breed. Lionhead rabbits were first bred in Belgium and later became popular in the United States in 1990s.

Lionhead Rabbits have a shoulder height of 5”-6.5” (12.7-16.5 cm), body length between 8”-10” (20.3-25.4 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 2.5-3.5 lb (1.1-1.6 kg). The ears of a Lionhead Rabbit are 2”-3” (5-7.6 cm) in length. The typical lifespan of a Lionhead Rabbit is 7-9 years in captivity.

Series of dimensioned side elevation illustrations of the Lionhead Rabbit
Lionhead Rabbit
Height:
5”-6.5” | 12.7-16.5 cm
Width:
Length:
8”-10” | 20.3-25.4 cm
Depth:
Weight:
2.5-3.5 lb | 1.1-1.6 kg
Area:
Ear Length
2”-3” | 5-7.6 cm
Scientific Name
Lifespan
7-9 years (captivity)

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Lionhead Rabbit side elevation (standing), front (standing)

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Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

The Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) is a member of the Leporidae family and has a chunky appearance with a red-brown or gray-brown fur coloring. It is the most common rabbit species in North America and can be found in the United States, southern Canada, eastern Mexico, central America, and northern most South America.

They are a territorial animal and run in a zigzag pattern when being chased. The Eastern Cottontail diet consists of bark, twigs, leaves, fruits, buds, flowers, grass seeds, sedge fruits, and rush seeds.

Eastern Cottontail Rabbits have a shoulder height of 7”-9” (17.8-22.9 cm), body length between 15”-18” (38-45.7 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 2-4.5 lb (.9-2 kg). The ears of an Eastern Cottontail Rabbit are 2.5”-3.5” (6.4-8.9 cm) in length. The typical lifespan of an Eastern Cottontail Rabbit is 2-3 years in the wild and up to 7-9 years in captivity.

Series of dimensioned elevation illustrations of the Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
The Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) is a member of the Leporidae family and has a chunky appearance with a red-brown or gray-brown fur coloring. It is the most common rabbit species in North America. Eastern Cottontails run in a zig-zag pattern when chased.

Eastern Cottontail Rabbits have a shoulder height of 7”-9” (17.8-22.9 cm), body length between 15”-18” (38-45.7 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 2-4.5 lb (.9-2 kg). The ears of an Eastern Cottontail Rabbit are 2.5”-3.5” (6.4-8.9 cm) in length. The typical lifespan of an Eastern Cottontail Rabbit is 2-3 years in the wild and up to 7-9 years in captivity.

Series of dimensioned elevation illustrations of the Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Height:
7”-9” | 17.8-22.9 cm
Width:
Length:
15”-18” | 38-45.7 cm
Depth:
Weight:
2-4.5 lb | .9-2 kg
Area:
Ear Length
2.5”-3.5” | 6.4-8.9 cm
Scientific Name
Sylvilagus floridanus
Lifespan
2-3 years (wild); up to 7-9 years (captivity)

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Eastern Cottontail Rabbit side elevation (standing), side (crouching), front (standing), back (sitting), side (sitting)

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Dutch Rabbit

The Dutch Rabbit is identifiable by their unique contrasting color pattern. It has a round body with 7 color varieties. The rabbit was originally breed in England. It was at one point the most popular breed of all rabbits, but still remains one of the top ten of the most popular breeds worldwide.

Dutch Rabbits are considered to be easygoing, friendly, and intelligent. The Dutch Rabbit is easy to train and makes a good pet. A Dutch Rabbit’s diet consists of hay, leafy greens, vegetables, and also fruit.

Dutch Rabbits have a shoulder height of 7.5”-9” (19-22.9 cm), body length between 11”-14” (28-35.6 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 4-5.5 lb (1.8-2.5 kg). The ears of a Dutch Rabbit are 3.75”-4.75” (9.5-12 cm) in length. The typical lifespan of a Dutch Rabbit is 5-8 years when raised in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Dutch Rabbit in various poses
The Dutch Rabbit is identifiable by their unique contrasting color pattern. It has a round body with 7 color varieties. The rabbit was originally breed in England. It was at one point the most popular breed of all rabbits, but still remains one of the top ten pet rabbits.

Dutch Rabbits have a shoulder height of 7.5”-9” (19-22.9 cm), body length between 11”-14” (28-35.6 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 4-5.5 lb (1.8-2.5 kg). The ears of a Dutch Rabbit are 3.75”-4.75” (9.5-12 cm) in length. The typical lifespan of a Dutch Rabbit is 5-8 years when raised in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Dutch Rabbit in various poses
Dutch Rabbit
Height:
7.5”-9” | 19-22.9 cm
Width:
Length:
11”-14” | 28-35.6 cm
Depth:
Weight:
4-5.5 lb | 1.8-2.5 kg
Area:
Ear Length
3.75”-4.75” | 9.5-12 cm
Scientific Name
Lifespan
5-8 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Dutch Rabbit side elevation (standing), front (standing)

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