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The Granada hare (Lepus granatensis), also known as the Iberian hare, is a hare species that can be found on the Iberian Peninsula and on the island of Majorca.

Granada hare[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Genus: Lepus
L. granatensis
Binomial name
Lepus granatensis
Lepus granatensis range Map.png
Granada hare range
(red - native, pink - introduced, violet - origin uncertain)


Three subspecies of the Granada hare are known, which vary in colour and size.

  • Lepus granatensis granatensis - This, the most abundant subspecies, is found in Andalusia, Extremadura, Meseta Central, Valencia and the south of Aragon and Catalonia. It is the only subspecies present in Portugal.
  • Lepus granatensis gallaecius - This subspecies with a darker coat occurs in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, in Galicia.
  • Majorcan hare, Lepus granatensis solisi - This subspecies is probably extinct nowadays or at least very rare. There have been no trustworthy sightings in recent years. This subspecies has a lighter coat and is smaller.


  1. ^ Hoffman, R.S.; Smith, A.T. (2005). "Order Lagomorpha". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 199–200. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2008). "Lepus granatensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T41306A10437192. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T41306A10437192.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.