Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha , found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus ), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus ; 13 species ), and the Amami rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi , an endangered species on Amami Ōshima , Japan ). There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares , make up the order Lagomorpha . The male is called a buck and the female is a doe ; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit .
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