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meaning: "Ancient hare"
Named By: Joseph Leidy in 1856
Time Period: Oligocene[1]
Location: Canada, Sekatchewan. USA, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming
Size: About 25 centimetres long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Remains of probably a few hundred individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Lagomorpha | Leporidae | Palaeolagus |
Also known as: | Archaeolagus striatus | Palaeolagus agapetillus | Protolagus affinus | Tricium annae | Tricium avunculus | Tricium leporinum |

Palaeolagus ('ancient hare') is an extinct genus of lagomorph. Palaeolagus lived in the Oligocene period which was about 33-23 million years ago. The earliest leporids described from the fossil record of North America and Asia date to the upper Eocene some 40 million years ago.

Read more about Palaeolagus at Wikipedia
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