Cottontail rabbits are among the 17 lagomorph species in the genus Sylvilagus, found in the Americas. In appearance, most cottontail rabbits closely resemble the wild European rabbit.
- Scientific name: Sylvilagus
- Family: Leporidae
- Higher classification: Leporids
- Order: Lagomorpha
- Rank: Genus
Did you know: Humans may contract the bacterial disease tularemia from handling the dead body of an infected cottontail. umich.edu