Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Lagomorpha > Family: Leporidae > Genus: Lepus > Species: Lepus europaeus

Brown hare - Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 5690

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Brown hare English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Europski zec Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Fälthare Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Feldhase German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gráhéri Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Haas Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Halljänes Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hare Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hues Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Iepure Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Iepurele-de-câmp Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lebre-europeia Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lepre europea Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lepuri i eger Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liebre europea Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liebru Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lièvre d'Europe French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mezei nyúl Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pilkasis kiškis Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Poljski zajec Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rusakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sørhare Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Zajíc polní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Lepus medius Trouessart, 1910

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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