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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Lagomorpha
Familia: †Prolagidae
Genus: Prolagus



* Prolagidae on Mammal species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

Prolagidae Gureev, 1964

Prolagidae is an extinct family within the order of lagomorphs, which also includes the Leporidae (rabbits and hares). One genus, Prolagus, is recognised within the family. This family as Prolaginae was previously considered a subfamily of Ochotonidae.[1] Prolagus first appeared in the Early Miocene in Europe, where it survived until historical times. In Africa and Asia, the genus is known from the Miocene and Pliocene.[2]

The genus Prolagus consists of several prehistoric species.[3] Only one, the Sardinian Pika, survived in historical time.[4]

Prolagus aeningensis
Prolagus aguilari
Prolagus apricenicus
Prolagus crusafonti
Prolagus fortis
Prolagus imperialis
Prolagus italicus
Prolagus major
Prolagus michauxi
Prolagus oeningensis
Prolagus osmolskae[5]
Prolagus praevasconiensis
Prolagus sardus
Prolagus schnaitheimensis
Prolagus sorbinii
Prolagus tobieni
Prolagus vasconiensis


^ Hoffman, Robert S.; Smith, Andrew T. (16 November 2005). "Order Lagomorpha (pp. 185-211". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). pp. 193-194. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
^ McKenna, M.C.; Bell, S.K.. Classification of Mammals: Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press. p. 109. ISBN 0-231-11013-8.
^ Angelone, C. (2004). "Messinian Prolagus (Lagomorpha, Mammalia) of Italy". Messinian Online. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
^ Nowak, Ronald M. (1999). Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th edition, volume II. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1936 pp..

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