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Amami rabbit

Definition of the noun Amami Rabbit

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Amami Rabbit is the vernacular name of the Pentalagus furnessi, a species of Pentalagus.

  • geographic area: Southern Asia

Alternative definition of the noun Amami Rabbit


  1. Pentalagus furnessia, a primitive dark-furred rabbit found on two islands (Amami and Toku-no-Shima) in southern Japan. A nocturnal, forest-dwelling animal with short legs, a somewhat bulky body, rather large and curved claws. Its ears are significantly smaller than those of other rabbits or hares.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2001)

by Peter Haggett

"Living fossils" The Amami rabbit is a so-called "living fossil";. It is a member of a family that flourished 20 million years ago and now a population of about 4,000 individuals occurs only in the mountain forests of the islands of Amami and Tokuno ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of North American Mammals (2009)

A Comprehensive Guide to Mammals of North America by MobileReference

Notable exceptions are the Amami rabbit and the volcano rabbit of ...

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Small photo of BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 05, 2016: A postage stamp printed in Japan shows Amami rabbit, series "Nature Conservation" 1st issue Mammals, circa 1974.Small photo of MALAGASY - CIRCA 1975: A stamp printed in Malagasy showing Amami Rabbit - Pentalagus furnessi, circa 1975 More...

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