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Fertility and Infertility in the European Hare Lepus europaeus in Australia

  • Philip Stott
  • Stephen Harris
  • Nicole Wight

There are two lagomorph species in Australia, both of which were introduced ca. 1860 by European settlers (Rolls 1969). The European hare Lepus europaeus occupies a range of ca. 700,000 km2 in the south-east (Jarman 1986), a distribution encompassed within the distribution of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) which now occupies an area of ca. 4,500,000 km2, representing the southern two-thirds of the continent (Myers et al. 1989). Australian hare populations are presently at low densities due to unknown factors, despite a history of plague densities and considerable environmental and economic losses in some regions (Douglas 1972).

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Breeding Season Litter Size Corpus Luteum Uterine Rupture Oryctolagus Cuniculus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Stott
    • 1
  • Stephen Harris
    • 2
  • Nicole Wight
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal ScienceUniversity of AdelaideRoseworthyAustralia
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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