Rabbits, Hares and Rodents

In chapters 1-18 of The Burgess Animal Book for Children, Burgess gives information about the rabbit/hare family, as well as the large order of rodents. Below you’ll find each of the animals Burgess mentions in the book. Click on the picture to find out more about each animal.  Thornton Burgess refers to some of these animals by name, which I put in parenthesis.

For a collection of coloring pages, scroll to the end.

Click HERE for the printable Animal Organizational Chart.
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LAGOMORPHA

Leporidae (Rabbits & Hares)

*Referred to in the book as “plain Jack Rabbit.”

 

Ochotonidae


RODENTIA

Sciuridae (Squirrels)

Cricetidae (Rats, Voles, Mice, etc.)

*Referred to in the book as the “Banded Lemming.”
**The Beach Vole is very closely related to the meadow vole and I found limited information on this rodent.  You can read more about the beach vole HERE.

Aplodontiidae/Geomyidae/Erethizontidae/Castoridae/Dipodidae

Heteromyidae

Muridae

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Coloring Pages

Abert’s Squirrel Gray Squirrel Pocket Gopher
Antelope Jackrabbit House Mouse Prairie Dog
Arctic Hare Kaibab Squirrel Red Squirrel
Beaver Kangaroo Rat Snowshoe Hare
Black-tailed Jackrabbit Marsh Rabbit Swamp Hare
Brown Rat Meadow Vole Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel
Chipmunk Muskrat White-tailed Jackrabbit
Cottontail Rabbit North American Brown Lemming Woodchuck/Groundhog
Deer Mouse North American Porcupine Woodrat
Flying Squirrel Northern Collared Lemming
Fox Squirrel Pika

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