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the rabbit genus of lagomorphs in the family Leporidae. The wild rabbit lives in burrows, is herbivorous and feeds mostly at dawn and dusk. They have great powers of reproduction and have been a serious agricultural pest in some countries. The domestic variety is extensively used in laboratories and there are special varieties for the commercial production of rabbitmeat and for pelt and fur production. Common species are Sylvilagus bachmani (brush rabbit) the reservoir of the myxomatosis virus in USA, Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern cottontail) and Oryctolagus cuniculus (European domestic and wild rabbit). See also angora rabbit, argenté, belgian hare, beveren, californian, dutch, english, flemish giant, havana, himalayan (2), lop, netherland dwarf, new zealand red, new zealand white, polish, rex (2), russian, sable (2), satin, siberian, silver fox. Other colors include fox, harlequin, lilac, silver, smoke pearl, tan.