Tuesday, March 22, 2011

King of Rabbits: Ancient, Gigantic Bunny Discovered (Or, you may be spending too much time on Friendfeed if this makes you think of Steven Perez.)

King of Rabbits: Ancient, Gigantic Bunny Discovered | Island Gigantism | Rabbit Fossils | LiveScience:

Nuralagus rex. (Image via LiveScience)

Just in time for Easter, the skeleton of a giant rabbit has been discovered, one that was once about six times the size of today's bunnies.

The fossils of the giant were discovered on the island of Minorca off the coast of Spain, a fact reflected in the rabbit's scientific name, Nuralagus rex, 'the Minorcan king of the rabbits.'

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