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... BRASILIAN HARE. Lepra Brasilicnsis. L. auritus, collari albo,
Cauda nulla. Lin. St/st. Nat. Gmel.p. 164. Pall. Glir.p. 30.
Tailless brown Hare, white beneath, with a white collar round the
neck. Cuniculus Brasilicnsis Tapeti. Marcgr. brat. 223. Brasilian
Hare. Pennant Quadr. 2. p. 107. The Brasilian Hare is nearly of the
same size as the common hare: it is also similar in colour, but of
a somewhat darker cast: the chin and under parts are white; the
face reddish, and a white ring surrounds the neck; the ears are
very large; the eyes black; and the tail is entirely wanting. This
animal is said to inhabit the woods of Brasil, and is esteemed as
an article of food. The white ring round the neck is not found to
be an universal character, but is sometimes wanting. Its native
name among the Brasilians is Tapeti, and among the Mexicans Citli.
CAPE HARE. Lepus CapensLs. L. cauda longitudine capitis, pedibus
rubris. Lin. Syst. Nat. Gmel. p. 164. Brown Hare, with reddish
legs, and tail the length of the head. Cape Hare. Pennant Quadr. 2.
p. 105. The Cape Hare is about the size of a Rabbet, and is a
native of the northern parts above the Cape of Good Hope. Its
colour on the upper parts is similar to that of a common Hare, but
the cheeks and sides are cinereous, and the under parts and legs
ferruginous: the tail is bushy, of a pale ferruginous colour, and
carried in an upright direction: the ears are long, broad in the
middle, naked, and rose-coloured on the outside and covered with
short ash-coloured hair within. It is called about the Cape by the
name of Mountain Hare, inhabiting only rocky mountainous regions,
and running, when disturbed, into the fissures of the rocks.
VISCACCIA. Lepus Viscaccia. L. cauda ebngata setosa. Lin. Syst.
Nat. Gmel. p. 160. Brownish Hare, w...
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