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White-Tailed Jackrabbit Skull Replica measures 3.5 inches. White-Tailed Jackrabbit Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
White-Tailed Jackrabbit or Lepus townsendii hares and jackrabbits are leporids belonging to the genus Lepus. Hares are classified in the same family as rabbits. They are similar in size and form to rabbits and have similar herbivorous diets, but generally have longer ears and live solitarily or in pairs.
White-Tailed Jackrabbit or Lepus townsendii young are able to fend for themselves shortly after birth rather than emerging blind and helpless. Most are fast runners.
The fur of jackrabbits varies with season and habitat. The upper parts range from yellowish to grayish brown in color, with white or grey on the underside.
The throat and face are somewhat darker with coarser hair. White-Tailed Jackrabbit or Lepus townsendii tail is always white which may possess a buffy dorsal stripe. Ears of this jackrabbit are rimmed in white and tipped in black year round.
White-tailed jackrabbits or Lepus townsendii have enormous ears equipped with generous blood flow are used for heat dissipation in the warmer portions of the range, while they also provide an excellent means of predator detection.
They have large hind legs which facilitate high jumps and quick escapes from predators. Hare species are native to Africa, Eurasia, North America, and the Japanese archipelago.
Most rabbits live underground in burrows or warrens, White-tailed jackrabbits or Lepus townsendii live in simple nests above the ground, and usually do not live in groups.
Hares do not bear their young below ground in a burrow as do other leporids, but rather in a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass called a form.
White-tailed jackrabbits or Lepus townsendii have jointed, or kinetic, skulls, unique among mammals. They have 48 chromosomes while rabbits have 44.
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