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meaning: "Minorcan hare"
Named By: Quintana et al. 2011
Time Period: Messinian-Pliocene
Location: Minorca (one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea)
Size: Approximately 90 centimetres long. 12 kilograms
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Disarticulated remains of several individuals, but enough to provide an accurate reconstruction
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Lagomorpha | Leporidae |

Nuralagus rex, occasionally called the Minorcan giant lagomorph, is an extinct rabbit that lived in the island of Minorca from the Messinian until around the middle of the Pliocene, when it became extinct (5 to 3 million years ago) when Majorca and Minorca were united as one island, letting the goat-like ungulate Myotragus balearicus colonize Nuralagus's habitat.

Read more about Nuralagus at Wikipedia
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