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An order of mammals that comprises the hares, rabbits, and pikas. They are distinguished by the possession of double incisor teeth, and were formerly placed with the rodents.
- ‘The newly established complete mtDNA data support the close relationship between Lagomorpha and Scandentia, which was tentatively proposed by Graur, Duret, and Gouy.’
- ‘The phylogenetic results significantly support rodent monophyly, the association of Rodentia with Lagomorpha (the Glires clade), and a Glires + Euarchonta (Primates, Dermoptera, and Scandentia) clade.’
- ‘Euarchontoglires is composed of the orders Primates, Rodentia, Lagomorpha (rabbits, hares, and pikas), Scandentia (tree shrews), and Dermoptera (flying lemurs).’
- ‘Rabbits, hares, and a few other species make up the Lagomorpha.’
- ‘In addition, PAG-like genes have been found in the genomes of mammals belonging to a number of different orders (Carnivora, Lagomorpha, Perissodactyla, and Rodentia), but not in the human genome.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek lagōs hare + morphē form.
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