Rabbit Species

There are over 50 species of rabbit.  Check out our list of rabbit species with their common, scientific and any alternative names.

Common Name

Scientific Name

Alternative Names

European Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus

Domestic Rabbit, Pet Rabbit

African Savanna Hare

Lepus victoriae

 

Alaskan Hare

Lepus othus

Tundra Hare, Beringian Hare

Amami Rabbit

Pentalagus furnessi

 

Antelope Jackrabbit

Lepus alleni

 

Arctic Hare

Lepus arcticus

 

Black Jackrabbit

Lepus insularis

 

Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Lepus californicus

 

Broom Hare

Lepus castroviejoi

 

Brush Rabbit

Sylvilagus bachmani

 

Bunyoro Rabbit

Poelagus marjorita

 

Burmese Hare

Lepus pequensis

 

Brown Hare

Lepus capensis

 

Chinese Hare

Lepus sinensis

 

Corsican Hare

Lepus corsicanus

 

Desert Cottontail

Sylvilagus audubonii

Audubon's Cottontail

Dice's Cottontail

Sylvilagus dicei

 

Eastern Cottontail

Sylvilagus floridanus

 

Ethiopean Hare

Lepus fagani

Abyssinian Hare

Ethiopean Highland Hare

Lepus starcki

 

European Hare

Lepus europaeus

 

Granada Hare

Lepus granatensis

 

Hainan Hare

Lepus hainanus

 

Hispid Hare

Caprolagus hispidus

 

Indian Hare

Lepus nigricollis

 

Jameson's Red Rock Hare

Pronolagus randensis

 

Japanese Hare

Lepus bracyurus

 

Korean Hare

Lepus coreanus

 

Marsh Rabbit

Sylvilagus palustris

 

Mexican Cottontail

Sylvilagus cunicularius

 

Mountain Cottontail

Sylvilagus nuttallii

 

Mountain Hare

Lepus timidus

 

Natal Red Rock Hare

Pronolagus crassicaudatus

 

New England Cottontail

Sylvilagus transitionalis

Wood Rabbit

Omilteme Cottontail

Sylvilagus insonus

 

Pygmy Rabbit

Brachylagus idahoensis

 

Riverine Rabbit

Bunolagus monticularis

 

San Jose Brush Rabbit

Sylvilagus mansuetus

 

Scrub Hare

Lepus saxatilis

 

Smith's Red Rock Hare

Pronolagus rupestris

 

Sumatra Short Eared Rabbit

Nesolagus netscheri

 

Snowshoe Hare

Lepus americanus

 

Swamp Rabbit

Sylvilagus aquaticus

Water Rabbit

Tapeti

Sylvilagus brasiliensis

 

Tehuantepec Jackrabbit

Lepus flavigularis

 

Tolai Hare

Lepus tolai

 

Tres Marias Cottontail

Sylvilagus graysoni

 

Volcano Rabbit

Romerolagus diazi

 

White-sided Jackrabbit

Lepus callotis

 

White-tailed Jackrabbit

Lepus townsendii

 

Woolly Hare

Lepus oiostolus

 

Yarkand Hare

Lepus yarkandensis

 

Yunnan Hare

Lepus comus

 
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