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1

How many species are contained within this order ?

92 species

2

Give the 3 main organisms in this order.

Rabbits, Hairs, Pikas,

3

How are organisms within this group distinguished ?

By peg teeth, 2nd pair of incisors behind the upper pair,

4

What is Coprophagy ?

The re ingestion of faecal matter to absorb essential nutrients.

5

Describe the breeding habits of this order

Prolific breeders, via;
Induced ovulation
Postpartum estrus
Superfetation

6

What is induced ovulation ?

Female rabbits will release an egg as a response to copulation rather than having a specific breeding season

7

What Is postpartum estrus ?

The ability to conceive again immediately after giving birth

8

What is Superfetation ?

A female can conceive a second litter before giving birth to the first litter