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Brown hares running in upland field

Observed: 30th June 2010 By: david1973
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Hares A
Hares B
Description:

Brown hares running in upland field, took both pictures from moving land rover.

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Species interactions

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Comments

Gill Sinclair's picture

Dark ears?

From what I can see, the dark coloration on the ears seems to extend further down from the tip than normal?

Gill Sinclair
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Hares

I thought that Gill but I put it down to shaddow, could be wrong though. If it turns out to be a new sub-species should we call it Lepus europaeus Sinclairous?

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New sub-species

Sub-species name sounds a bit too like 'hilarious'!
Actually I only recently learned that species named after a man end in 'i' or 'ii' whereas those named after a woman end in 'ae', so it would be sinclairae if you please:-)

Gill Sinclair
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Names

I didn't know that! I've checked a few obvious ones and you appear to be right; so sinclairae it is!

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